The High Commission of Bangladesh in Singapore observed the 45th death anniversary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Mourning Day with due solemnity.
Members of the expatriate Bangladeshi community in Singapore and officials of the High Commission participated in the programes. In the morning, the national flag was hoisted at half-mast.The programme was followed by placing a floral wreath before the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by the High Commissioner along with community members as a token of reverence.
A one-minute silence was observed in memory of the departed souls. Special prayer/munajat was offered seeking salvation of the departed souls, said a press release.
In the second phase, a documentary video on the life and works of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was screened.
Later, the High Commission officials and expatriate Bangladeshis took part in a discussion on the life and philosophy of the Father of the Nation.
At the outset, messages from the President, Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and State Minister for Foreign Affairs were read out. During the discussion, the speakers highlighted Bangabandhu’s great contribution and sacrifice for Bangladesh’s independence.
They condemned the barbaric act of assassination of the Father of the Nation along with his family members on 15 August 1975.The High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Singapore, Md. Mustafizur Rahman, in his speech, paid rich tribute to the contribution of Bangabandhu to the independence of Bangladesh.
The High Commissioner said that the killers wanted to erase the spirit of liberation war but ultimately did not succeed.
He added that the values, ideas, and visions of Bangabandhu will continue to inspire Bangalees forever.
He mentioned that Bangladesh, under the able leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has made significant progress in fulfilling the vision of Bangabandhu to make it a peaceful and prosperous country.
Taking lessons from Bangabandhu’s dedicated life, the High Commissioner urged the Bangladeshi expatriates to join and contribute to the ongoing national efforts in realizing “Shonar Bangla”-the dream of the Father of the Nation.