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Missions abroad mark Victory Day

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 17 December, 2021 12:00 AM
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Missions abroad mark Victory Day
(Top) Acting High Commissioner of Bangladesh in New Delhi Md Nural Islam and other officials place a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu at the High Commission and (Bottom) Ambassador of Bangladesh to Vietnam Samina Naz along with others poses for a photo at a photography exhibition on Bangabandhu and liberation war at the chancery in Hanoi on Thursday, marking the Victory Day. —SUN PHOTO

Bangladesh missions abroad on Thursday celebrated the Victory Day on the Golden Jubilee of Great Independence with much enthusiasm and fervor.

As part of the celebration, the missions organised various programmes, which included hoisting national flag, paying homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, reading out message from President, Prime Minister and others and discussion meeting highlighting the significance of the 51st Victory Day.

In the afternoon, officials of the embassies and the high commissions virtually attended the programme of public oath administered by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on the occasion of the golden jubilee of victory and Mujib Year. 

According to the messages received, Bangladesh missions in New Delhi, Canberra, Tokyo, Hanoi, Washington DC, Beijing, London, Moscow, Seoul, Mexico City, Brazil, Doha, Athens, Hague, Copenhagen, Tashkent, Colombo, Riyadh, Ankara, Addis Ababa, Toronto, Deputy High Commission in Mumbai, Consulate in New York, Kunming and others celebrated the day through organising various events.

Officials and employees of Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi paid homage to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and remembered the supreme sacrifices of millions of martyrs.

Acting High Commissioner Md Nural Islam accompanied by officers and staff of the mission hoisted the national flag in the morning. Later they placed a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu at the mission’s Mujib Corner.

Victory Day messages from President Md Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam were read out by senior diplomats of the mission.

The High Commission in Canberra, Australia celebrated the day beside the iconic Commonwealth Bridge in the morning.

Both sides of the bridge were bedecked with 32 national flags of Bangladesh and a specially designed banner on the celebration of the golden jubilee. The flags and the banner will be on display for seven days.

High Commissioner Sufiur Rahman and others paid tributes to Bangabandhu, martyrs, freedom fighters, and women for their highest sacrifice.

Hundreds of Bangladeshis were enthralled with patriotic songs, including the national anthem, sung by members of Bangladesh community cultural group Dhrupod and Jalsha in an open park next to the Commonwealth Bridge. 

The day was marked at Bangladesh embassy in Tokyo with colourful arrangements. Ambassador Shahabuddin Ahmed hoisted the national flag on the embassy premises in the morning.

The embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam marked the day in a befitting manner. A photo exhibition on Bangabandhu and liberation war was among the programmes.

Ambassador Samina Naz hosted the event at the chancery where Tao Thanh Huong, senior representative from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam, was present as special guest.

Dignitaries from the diplomatic corps, Bangladesh community and Vietnamese friends also attended the programme.