16 Aug 2022, 20:07

National Mourning Day observed at missions abroad

DHAKA, August 16, 2022 (BSS) - The National Mourning Day and 47th martyrdom 
anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was 
observed on Monday in the Bangladesh missions abroad with due solemnity.

The Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations in New York, 
Brussels, Cairo of Mysore, Copenhagen in Denmark, Mexico chalked out 
elaborate programmes on the day.

The programmes included wearing of black badges by the members of staff of 
the missions, hoisting of the national flag at half-mast, reading out the 
messages of the President, the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister, 
placing wreaths at the portraits of Bangabandhu, observing one-minute silence 
to pay homage to Bangabandhu, holding discussions, poster exhibitions, 
screening of documentary on Bangabandhu, blood donation, charity programmes, 
offering special prayers, milad and doa mahfils.

Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi paid glowing tribute to Father of the 
Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. 

In observance of the day, the mission also paid homage to Bangamata Sheikh 
Fazilatunnesa Mujib, their sons and other family members who were 
assassinated by a group of disgruntled army personnel in a pre-dawn gruesome 
attack on August 15 in 1975 at their residence in Dhanmondi, according to 
message received here today.

The High Commissioner earlier hoisted the national flag at half-mast, 
followed by observance of one-minute silence.

A special prayer seeking divine blessings for Bangabandhu and other martyrs 
of the 15th August massacre was offered.

Moderated by Deputy High Commissioner Rokeb-ul-Haque, the discussion was 
participated by panelists Professor SD Muni from Jawaharlal Nehru University, 
President of Foreign Correspondents Club of South Asia Venkat Narayan and 
President of South Asian University Dr Kavita Sharma.

They praised the able leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in rapid 
economic development of Bangladesh. Bangabandhu would have been proud of what 
has been achieved under the leadership of his daughter, they added.

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