Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi on Sunday observed the National Mourning Day in a befitting manner.
The day marks the 46th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman along with 18 other members of his family on August 15, 1975.
At the discussion marking the day, High Commissioner Muhammad Imran paid homage to Bangabandhu, the Greatest Bengali of All time.
A special publication, ‘Bangabandhu: The Immortal Legend’ was unveiled by the High Commissioner, joined by other officers. A documentary on the life of Bangabandhu was also screened.
“While we mourn the death of Bangabandhu, we also pledge in this Mujib Borsho to turn the grief of his loss into strength and engage ourselves in building a hunger and poverty free prosperous Bangladesh,” said the High Commissioner.
He said they will be able to implement the dream of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman if and only they cherish and nurture his ideals in their heart and soul. “Now the country is no more neglected, but shown as an example of success in socio-economic development in the world.”
The High Commissioner said the unfinished task of building Sonar Bangla, the dream of Bangabandhu, is being accomplished by the leadership of his able daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The days programme began with hoisting of national flag at half mast, by Muhammad Imran, placing floral wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu.
It was followed by reading out messages from President Md. Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam.
A minute of silence was observed and a Doa was offered in memory of the martyrs of the 15th August.
The programme was attended by Vice Chancellor of Delhi University P.C. Joshi, eminent journalist Gautam Lahiri, Colonel (Retd) Ashok Tara, foreign diplomats, bureaucrats, war veterans and friends of Bangladesh.
Minister and HOC of the mission Md. Nural Islam conveyed vote of thanks.