Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi on Monday paid homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, marking the great leader’s historic return to independent Bangladesh from Pakistan jail.
The defeated Pakistani rulers were compelled to free Bangabandhu in the early hours of 8 January 1972. He landed in London in the morning on the same day.
There he immediately agreed to accept Bangladesh's membership to the Commonwealth at the proposal of its Secretary-General. The Father of the Nation touched the ground of his beloved motherland at noon on 10 January 1972 with a short stopover in Delhi in the morning.
Officials and staff of the Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi started the programme by laying wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Embassy officials led by High Commissioner Muhammad Imran paid homage to Bangabandhu placing wreaths at the Chancery premises.
Later a discussion meeting was organized at Bangabandhu auditorium of the High Commission.