Na­tional Mourn­ing Day of Bangladesh cel­e­brated

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The Bangladesh Em­bassy in Kath­mandu, Nepal ob­served the “Na­tional Mourn­ing Day” and the 41st An­niver­sary of Mar­tyr­dom of Fa­ther of the Na­tion Banga­bandhu Sheikh Mu­jibur Rah­man on Mon­day by or­ga­niz­ing a pro­gramme to com­mem­o­rate the Day with due solem­nity and re­spect. The day's pro­gramme be­gan at the Chancery with hoist­ing of the na­tional flag at half-mast by the Am­bas­sador. This was fol­lowed by plac­ing of flo­ral wreaths in front of the por­trait of the Fa­ther of the Na­tion Banga­bandhu Sheikh Mu­jibur Rah­man and ob­ser­vance of one minute's si­lence as a mark of re­spect to the de­parted. A ‘Doa Mah­fil' was also held in the morn­ing at the Chancery where all present prayed for the eter­nal peace of Banga­bandhu, mem­bers of his fam­ily and oth­ers who had been slain on this day. The sec­ond part be­gan by read­ing out of the mes­sages of the Pres­i­dent, Prime Min­is­ter, For­eign Min­is­ter and State Min­is­ter for For­eign Af­fairs. This was fol­lowed by an es­say high­light­ing the sig­nif­i­cant events of the life of the Fa­ther of the Na­tion. The next item on the pro­gramme was recita­tion of a poem by Poet Sham­sur Rah­man pay­ing trib­ute to Banga­bandhu. This was fol­lowed by a dis­cus­sion ses­sion on the Fa­ther of the Na­tion and his vi­sion of estab­lish­ing “Sonar Bangla”. Mr. Yu­vnath Lam­sal, Ed­i­tor in Chief of The Ris­ing Nepal noted that Banga­bandhu con­tin­ues to in­spire the peo­ple of Nepal even to­day as the leader who gave the first sec­u­lar con­sti­tu­tion to a coun­try in South Asia. The dis­cus­sion ses­sion was fol­lowed by screen­ing of a doc­u­men­tary on the his­toric 7th March speech of the Fa­ther of the Na­tion. In her con­clud­ing re­marks, the Am­bas­sador stated that though Banga­bandhu had been as­sas­si­nated 41 years ago, his legacy lives on and he con­tin­ues to in­spire Ben­galese in achiev­ing Banga­bandhu's long cher­ished dream of “Sonar Bangla” un­der the lead­er­ship of Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Hasina.

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