Bangladesh missions abroad have observed the 45th death anniversary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Mourning Day with due solemnity.
Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi recalled the day through various programmes. National flag was hoisted at half-mast and life and work of Bangabandhu were discussed.“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 High Commissioner Muhammad Imran.
He said the unfinished task of building Sonar Bangla, the dream of Bangabandhu, is being accomplished by his able daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Bangladesh Embassy in Beijing observed the day paying tribute to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and discussing his life and works. Officials of the embassy, Bangladeshi expatriates and Chinese citizens attended the programme.
The event started with hoisting National flag at half-mast. Later, life of Bangabandhu was discussed and special prayer held seeking eternal peace of Bangabandhu and other martyred of August 15.
The High Commission of Bangladesh in Singapore observed the Day with participation of its officials and expatriates. In the morning, the national flag was hoisted at half-mast.
The programme was followed by a floral wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman placed by the High Commissioner along with community members.A one-minute silence was observed in memory of the departed souls. Special prayer was held seeking salvation of the departed souls.
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.
Bangladesh Embassy in Japan observed the National Mourning Day through various programmes paying tribute to the greatest leader of all time of the Nation.
The first part of the programme began in the morning at the Embassy premise while national flag was hoisted at half-mast by the Chargé d' Affaires Dr Sahida Akter. Diplomats and staff members of the embassy and expatriate Bangladeshis were present on the occasion.
In Seoul, Bangladesh embassy observed the day with due respect to Bangabandhu and other martyrs through various events.
The participation was onfined to embassy officials only as per directive of the government to maintain social distancing.