“Bangabandhu is a lighthouse and source of eternal inspiration for the freedom loving people all over the world” Bangladesh High Commissioner to Australia Mohammad Sufiur Rahman said this while the High Commission observed the Historic 7 March in a befitting manner and with great enthusiasm in participation with the distinguished community members.
In his speech, High Commissioner Rahman highlighted the context of the historic 7 March speech and the exceptional political astuteness of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Citing the speech as an epic, he illustrated that this speech captured the century long yearning for freedom of the Bangali nation. Bangabndhu provided clear directives of every step of achieving independence in this speech through civil disobedience but stopped short of unilateral declaration of independence, he added. The High Commissioner also stressed on the importance of comprehensive research on this rousing speech on how it awakened the entire nation to fight for the rights and justice and that forever changed the fate of them.
The programme of the day started in the morning with flag hoisting while all the officials remained present. The messages by the President and the Prime Minister were read out. Prime Minister’s address on the occasion of the historic 7 March was also streamed live on the Mission’s social media page for the diaspora members across Australia.