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Historic Mujibnagar Day observed at Bangladesh Embassy in USA

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 18th April, 2023 09:31:16 AM
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Historic Mujibnagar Day observed at Bangladesh Embassy in USA

The historic Mujibnagar Day was observed at Bangladesh Embassy in Washington DC on Monday (April 17) in a befitting manner, recalling the historic ceremonial oath-taking of the first government of independent Bangladesh on 17th April in 1971.

The day's programmes commenced with placing of a floral wreath by Bangladesh Ambassador to the USA Muhammad Imran at the bust of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the Bangabandhu Corner of the Embassy.

Officials and employees of the Mission were present during the time.

Later, the messages issued on the occasion by President Md. Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina were read out by Defense Attaché Brigadier General Md Shahedul Islam and First Secretary Md Ataur Rahman at the Bangabandhu Auditorium.

Afterwards, a documentary titled “Mujibnagar: The First Capital of Bangladesh” was screened which was followed by a discussion session highlighting the significance of the day.

Taking part in the discussion, Ambassador Imran paid rich tributes to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and four national leaders -- Syed Nazrul Islam, Tajuddin Ahmed, Captain M Mansur Ali and AHM Qamaruzzaman -- who successfully led the nation’s nine-month war of independence in absence of Bangabandhu.

Minister (Press) AZM Sajjad Hossain also took part in the discussion and highlighted the significance of the historic day.

The 17th April is a memorable day in the long path of struggle for independence of the Bengali nation, he mentioned.

Counsellor (Political-III) Shamima Yeasmin Smrite conducted the programmes.