Bangladesh High Commission in Canberra observed the Independence and National Dayon Thursday, following the local social distancing rules and restrictions on people’s congregation amidst global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The programme of the day commenced with the hoisting of the national flag by the High Commissioner in the morning on the Chancery premise in presence of High Commission officials maintaining 1.5 meter distance from each other for limiting the contact, according to a message received here.Afterwards, special prayer was offered for eternal peace of the departed souls of the Father of the Nation, and martyrs of the Liberation War and for the safeguard of the people and economy of Bangladesh from coronavirus and Bangladesh’s continued peace and prosperity.
The messages of Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina were read out.
Speaking at an in-house discussion session, High Commissioner Sufiur Rahman paid rich homage to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as well as all martyrs, valiant freedom fighters and the women who scarified their honour during the liberation war.
The envoy stressed inclusive development underpinned by economic growth, social justice and good governance to build Sonar Bangla as envisioned by Father of the Nation.
He highlighted the regional and global cooperation to reduce vulnerabilities with a sense of shared responsibility and prosperity among the nations to combat ongoing challenges including the coronavirus pandemic.
He emphasised sharing good practices between Bangladesh and Australia for transfer of know-how, knowledge and expertise for further meaningful collaboration between the two countries.The in-house programme was attended by High Commission officials, allowing at least 4 square metres space for each attendee to limit contact and potentials for the possible spread of the virus.