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BD Embassy in Washington celebrates birth centenary of Bangabandhu

Published : 18 Mar 2020 09:11 PM | Updated : 07 Sep 2020 09:33 PM

Bangladesh Embassy in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday celebrated the 100th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with profound respect and deep gratitude. On this day in 1920, Bangabandhu, the greatest Bangalee of all time and leader of the oppressed and deprived people, was born in a respected Muslim family in Tungipara village of Gopalganj district.

The embassy celebrated Bangabandhu’s birth centenary complying with the guidelines of the US authorities in stopping the spread of Coronavirus, according to a media release. To mark the day, Bangladesh Ambassador to USA Mohammad Ziauddin hoisted national flag with the tune of national anthem. Officers and employees of the embassy were present.

 “Though the great revolutionary leader left us 45 years ago, his voice and words sound louder even at present,” he said. Later, messages from the President, Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and State Minister for Foreign Affairs were readout.

Defence Attaché Brig Gen Moinul Hassan, Minister (Press) Shamim Ahmad, Minister (Economic) Mahadee Hassan and Minister (Consular) Habibur Rahman were present on the occasion.

A documentary on the life and works of Bangabandhu titled “Bangabandhu: In Our Hearts” was screened and a cake was cut marking the 100th birthday of the great leader. Special prayers were also offered seeking peace of the departed soul of Bangabandhu and the martyrs of August 15, 1975.