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Bangladesh mission in Delhi celebrates Victory Day

Acting High Commissioner of Bangladesh in India, Md. Nural Islam along with officers of the mission placing wreath at portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the Mission's Mujib Corner on Thursday (Image courtesy: Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi)

The Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi celebrated the Victory Day today on the golden jubilee of independence of Bangladesh and India's historic victory over Pakistan 1971.

The mission paid homage to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of the nation, and remembered the supreme sacrifices of millions of martyrs of the independence war in a solemn celebration of the historic triumph in the nine-month war against Pakistani occupying forces.

Acting High Commissioner Md. Nural Islam, accompanied by officers and staff of the mission, raised the red and green national flag as the national anthem played in the morning.

He and others also placed wreaths at the portrait of the Bangabandhu at the Mission's Mujib Corner.

Victory day message from Bangladesh President Md. Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam were read out respectively by Press Minister Shaban Mahmood, A K M Atiqul Haque, Minister (Commerce), Mohd Rashedul Amin, Counsellor (Economic), and Md. Abdul Wadud Akanda, Counsellor (Political). Selim Md. Jahangir, Minister (Consular) took part in the discussion.

During the event, a documentary on the journey of prosperity and development of Bangladesh in the last 50 years was screened followed by a minute's silence and special prayer remembering Bangabandhu and the war martyrs.

In his speech, Nural Islam praised Sheikh Hasina for her dynamic and visionary leadership which has transformed Bangladesh into a middle income country. He said that about four lakh children and teenagers were among the great freedom fighters who had made a significant contribution to achieve the victory against Pakistani forces.

In the afternoon, the officials of the embassy attended a virtual programme of public oath of golden jubilee and Mujib years administered by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

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