Wednesday, 27 October, 2021

Bangladeshi Immigrant Day to be observed in NY on Sept 25

Bangladeshi Immigrant Day to be observed in NY on Sept 25

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The state of New York in the USA will observe “Bangladeshi Immigrant Day” on September 25 next for the third consecutive times as the bill regarding observance of the day was passed in the New York State Senate on January 26, reports BSS.

Father of the Nation of Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, for the first time in its history, gave a speech in Bangla at the general assembly of the United Nations (UN) on September 25, 1974.

In memory of his speech on September 25, the day was declared as the Bangladeshi Immigrant Day, said Bishwajeet Saha, founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of New-York based organization of Bangladeshi immigrants Muktadhara Foundation.

On January 21, New York State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky placed the bill in the State Senate while the bill was passed unanimously on January 26.

Saha said this achievement has added another feather to the activities of Muktadhara Foundation in observance of Bangabandhu’s birth centenary.

Group of Muktadhara will arrange a colorful programme at Jewish Centre of Jackson Heights at 5 pm on September 25 to observe the day.

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, for the first time ever, delivered a speech in Bangla at the 29th General Assembly of the United Nations.

The speech is a historic one especially for two reasons. First, it was delivered in Bengali and second, it ushered in fresh ideas and policies to build a brave new world free of economic inequalities, social injustice, military aggression and threats of the nuclear war.

In his remarkable speech he said, “Only those countries who has earned freedom after long years of struggles and sacrifices have strong will and strength of mind, Remember Presidents, my Bengalis can endure sufferings but will not die. In the challenge to survive, the will of my people is my greatest strength.” (25 September 1974).