The Bangladesh Embassy in Washington DC observed the “Genocide Day” on Saturday (Mar 25) commemorating one of the most brutal genocides in world history that was committed by the Pakistan army on 25th March in 1971 in Bangladesh.
The Embassy organised elaborate programs to pay deep homage to the martyrs who were killed mercilessly by the Pakistani military junta’s operation code named “Operation Searchlight” on the black night of 25th March in that year.
This was followed by screening of a documentary on the brutalities of the Pakistani army in Bangladesh in 1971.
The messages issued by President Md. Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina were read out by Minister (Commerce) Md Salim Reza and Minister (Political) Md Rasheduzzaman.
Taking part in the discussion, Bangladesh Ambassador to the USA Muhammad Imran paid rich tributes to the greatest Bangalee of all time, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and three million martyrs of the Liberation War.
The programmes ended with offering a special prayer seeking divine blessings for eternal peace of the departed souls of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the martyrs of the War of Liberation.