The historic “Homecoming Day” of the greatest Bangalee of all time Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was observed at the Bangladesh Embassy in Washington DC on Tuesday.
Bangabandhu, the undisputed leader of the Bangalee nation, returned to the sacred soil of independent Bangladesh via London and New Delhi on January 10 in 1972, after 290 days of confinement in Pakistan jail.
The day’s programme started with placing of a floral wreath at the bust of Bangabandhu by the Embassy officials led by Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy Ferdousi Shahriar.
The messages of President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina were read out by Defence Attaché Brigadier General Md Shahedul Islam and Minister (Political-II) Md Rashedujjaman.
Later, a discussion session was held at the Bangabandhu Auditorium of the Mission highlighting the significance of the day. Taking part in the discussion, Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy Ferdousi Shahriar paid deepest homage to Bangabandhu.
The programme ended with offering special prayers seeking eternal peace of the departed souls of Bangabandhu and other martyrs of the August 15 carnage as well as continued peace, progress and prosperity of the nation. Mohammad Moniruzzaman, Counsellor (Political-I), conducted the programme.