The Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi observed the ‘Genocide Day’ with due veneration and solemnity on Saturday.
The day was observed to commemorate one of the brutal, barbaric and heinous massacres of human history carried out by the then Pakistani occupation forces on the unarmed and innocent Bangalees on the dark night of 25 March 1971 under the so-called ‘Operation Searchlight’.
At the beginning, a moment of silence was observed to pay tribute to the memory of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the martyrs who made supreme sacrifice during the Liberation War, including those who were mercilessly killed on the night of 25 March 1971.
The messages issued by the President and Prime Minister on the occasion of the day were read out by the Mission officials. A documentary film on the 1971 genocide was also screened.
Officials and employees from the Bangladesh High Commission and expatriate Bangladeshis were present at the event.