Bangladesh ob­serves na­tional mourn­ing day By Our Re­porter

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The Bangladesh Em­bassy in Kath­mandu, Nepal ob­served the “Na­tional Mourn­ing Day” and the 42nd An­niver­sary of Mar­tyr­dom of Fa­ther of the Na­tion Banga­bandhu Sheikh Mu­jibur Rah­man on 15 Au­gust 2017 by or­ga­niz­ing a pro­gramme to com­mem­o­rate the Day with due solem­nity and re­spect. The day's pro­gramme be­gan with the hoist­ing of the na­tional flag at half-mast at the Chancery by the Am­bas­sador in the morn­ing. This was fol­lowed by plac­ing of flo­ral wreaths in front of the por­trait of the Fa­ther of the Na­tion Banga­bandhu Sheikh Mu­jibur Rah­man fol­lowed by 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 of the pro­gramme or­ga­nized by the Em­bassy be­gan by read­ing out of the mes­sages of the Pres­i­dent, Prime Min­is­ter, For­eign Min­is­ter and State Min­is­ter for For­eign Af­fairs. This was fol­lowed by a screen­ing of doc­u­men­tary on life and achieve­ments of Banga­bandhu, ti­tled “Banga­bandhu For­ever in Our Hearts”. This was fol­lowed by a dis­cus­sion ses­sion on the Fa­ther of the Na­tion where, the speak­ers re­called his achieve­ments and ex­tolled his sin­gle minded de­vo­tion to the cause of the peo­ple of Ben­gal and his un­com­pro­mis­ing po­si­tion against ex­ploita­tion and au­toc­racy and his vi­sion of es­tab­lish­ing “Sonar Bangla”. In the con­clud­ing re­marks, the Am­bas­sador stated that though Banga­bandhu had been as­sas­si­nated 42 years ago, his le­gacy lives on and he con­tin­ues to in­spire Ban­galees in their fight against ter­ror­ism, mil­i­tancy, ex­trem­ism and big­otry. She also men­tioned that Bangladesh was well on its way to achiev­ing Banga­bandhu's long cher­ished dream of “Sonar Bangla” un­der the lead­er­ship of Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Hasina.

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