Bangladesh celebrates their 44th independence and the National Day
The Bangladeshi community in Thimphu celebrated their 44th Independence and National day in the capital last Thursday at the Bangladesh embassy com- plex.
The celebration began with hoisting of Bangladesh’s National Flag by the Bangladesh’s Ambassador to Bhutan, Jishnu Roy Choudhury.
The Ambassador, read out the Bangladesh’s Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina’s address to the nation. The message highlighted Bangladesh’s history, economy, achievements and challenges.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina convey that during the last six years, they implemented huge development works in all sectors, including agriculture, education, health, communication, energy and power, ICT, urban and rural development.
She has also conveyed that FDI and employment opportunity have multiplied manifold. Bangladesh has turned into a role model in bilateral or development. Various nations and world bodies have lauded and recognized our achievement, she has added.
She has shared this achievement of theirs so as to Bhutan to also become one of the example world- wide. Bhutan is recognized because of its Gross National Happiness which has been appreciated world- wide.
The other delegate who is a state minister of Bangladesh also conveyed message that at the international front, Bangladesh follows the foreign policy principle. He said, “Friendship to all and malice towards none” as outlined the father of their nation. In line with that, Bangladesh has been playing a constructive role in promoting international peace and stability. Ministry remains deeply focused on sub- regional, regional and international issues apart from its bilateral engagements.
The ambassador was then presented a Tashi Khaddar by Zimponwom, Ugyen Sonam on behalf of the Royal Government of Bhutan after the ceremony.
The day commemorates the country’s declaration of Independence from Pakistan on March 26, 1971.