Awarding Joliot-Curie Medal of Peace to Bangabandhu

Missions abroad observe 48th anniversary

Diplomatic Correspondent

24 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi on Sunday observed the 48th anniversary of awarding Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman the Joliot-Curie Medal of Peace.

On the occasion, the officers and employees of the mission led by High Commissioner Muhammad Imran paid homage to Bangabandhu on the mission premises.

A discussion was arranged at the mission marking the day, said the Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi.

High Commissioner Muhammad Imran said that the world is proudly remembering Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for his historic role in establishing world peace. He was the legendary leader of the Bengali nation.

The Delhi High Commission also took part in virtual discussion organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh Embassy in Hanoi celebrated the 48th anniversary of conferment of ‘Joliot-Curie Medal of Peace’ to Bangabandhu on Sunday with much festivity and due solemnity as a part of the celebration of birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.   

Bangladesh Ambassador to Vietnam Samina Naz hosted the programme at the embassy while embassy officials, expatriate Bangladeshis and Vietnamese artists and guests.

The episodes marking the day included a special prayer, a discussion, songs on ‘World Peace’ sung by Vietnamese artists and screening a documentary on Bangabandhu.

Ambassador Samina Naz presided over the discussion where Vietnamese guests joined it.

Due to the 4th wave of Covid-19 pandemic in Vietnam and restrictions imposed by the government, the programme was organised on a limited scale maintaining health guidelines, said a press release.