The 50th anniversary of Victory Day was celebrated in Canberra beside the iconic Commonwealth Bridge on Thursday morning.
Thirty-two flag poles on both sides of the Bridge were decorated with the national flags of Bangladesh and a specially designed banner on the celebration of the golden jubilee. The flags and banners will be on display for seven days.
Offering tributes to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, martyrs of the liberation war and all the valiant freedom fighters and women for their highest sacrifice, High Commissioner Sufiur Rahman mentioned that the achievements of Bangladesh in the last fifty years demonstrate validity of the project of independent county for the Bengali nation.
Later, the High Commissioner hoisted the national flag at Chancery premises. The messages of the President, the Prime Minister, the Foreign Minister and the State Minister for Foreign Affairs were also read out.
Besides, a discussion and cultural programme were held on the Chancery premises in the evening.