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BD culture, heritage, Rohingya situation overwhelm diplomatic community in Hague

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Friday 29 June, 2018 07:39:09 pm

BD culture, heritage, Rohingya situation overwhelm diplomatic community in Hague

Dhaka, Jun 29 (UNB) - Bangladesh House, the official residence of Bangladesh Ambassador to the Netherlands, took a festive look to showcase colourful art and heritage of Bangladesh to the diplomatic community in the country.

Overwhelmed upon witnessing the colourful cultural display of fashion parade, mock wedding and holud, aspects of tribal heritage, life of women and children, the diplomatic representatives also attempted to immerse into Bangladeshi culture. 

The diplomatic participants while rehearsing for the painstaking sari wearing or wrapping themselves up with other cultural attire or artifacts, or joining the chorus for welcoming the bride and groom during mock wedding or holud, invitees turned the Bangladesh House into a little Bangladesh, said the Embassy on Friday. 

As part of the regular programme of Ambassadors’ Spouse Association's (ASA), spouses of 20 Ambassadors based in the Netherlands gathered in the Bangladesh House on June 27.

As an active member of ASA, Dr Dilruba Nasrin, a renowned epidemiologist and spouse of Bangladesh Ambassador in the Netherlands, organised this get-together. 

The main objective of this programme was to present the rich culture of Bangladesh to the ASA members. 

Spouses of the envoys of the United Kingdom, Jordan, Spain, Iran, Thailand, Poland, Peru, Hungary, Mexico, South Africa, Malaysia, Pakistan, Slovakia, Morocco, Belarus, Panama, the Philippines, Uruguay, El Salvador and Rwanda, spouses of the Deputy Mayor of The Hague, Ex-President of International Women’s Club, and representatives of print and electronic media attended the programme. 

At the outset, to draw the attention of the diplomatic community towards Rohingya crisis, DrN asrin delivered a presentation on this very pertinent and timely issue. 

She said Bangladesh is hosting over one million Rohingyas and talked about sufferings of Rohingyas who are the most persecuted community in the world, clear example of ethnic cleansing and the five-point proposal of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to resolve the issue. 

The participants also encouraged them about their human duty to do their part for the expedited solution of the Rohingya problem.