The inaugural event of the celebrations of birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence is over.
Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih attended the programme as the guest of honour.Chaired by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the inaugural ceremony was attended by President Abdul Hamid, among others.
The event starting with national anthem took place in the National Parade Ground. Chinese President Xi Jinping, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga delivered video messages.
The programme was followed by a musical soiree.
Cabinet members and Awami League leaders attended the historic and much-awaited event. Noted personalities of the country graced the occasion.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Nepalese President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Bhutanese Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering will be attending the 10-day programme in phases.
Foreign guests will be present on March 17, 19, 22, 24 and 66 of the 10-day long event.
Some 500 invited guests will attend the programmes following health guidelines.The guests include head of states of different countries, chief of international organisations and important persons.
Starting at 4:30pm every day, the event will end at 8:00pm with 30- minute interval from 6:00pm. Discussions and cultural programmes will be held every day. Participants will have to collect Covid-19 certificate 48 hours before joining the event. Five centres have been designated for tests.