The 47th anniversary of the Homecoming Day of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was celebrated at Bangladesh embassy in Washington DC on Thursday in a befitting manner.
In observance of the day, Bangladesh Ambassador to the USA Mohammad Ziauddin accompanied by embassy officers and employees placed wreath at the bust of Bangabandhu on the embassy precinct.Later, a brief discussion on the significance of the Home Coming of Bangabandhu was held at Bangabandhu auditorium. The messages of the President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina were read out respectively by minister (economic) Md Shahabuddin Patwari and minister (press) Shamim Ahmad.
Deputy Chief of Mission Mahbub Hassan Saleh recited a self-composed poem on Bangabandhu titled “Tumi Amar.” A video was presented on Bangabandhu’s return and his speech at Suhrawardy Uddayan delivered on January 10, 1972.
Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Ziauddin said “Bangabandhu was our hero as no other ever was, and importantly, he made us all feel proud of being Bengalis… He led us as a nation and gave us a country.”
Quoting famous journalist Cyril Dunn, he said “In the thousand-year history of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujib is the only leader who has, in terms of blood, race, language, culture and birth, been a full-blooded Bengali…The courage and charm that flowed from him made him a unique superman in these times.”