The Day for Expressing Gratitude was celebrated for the first time in Bangladesh and elsewhere in the world on Thursday (December 31), the last day of the year.
Bangladesh Bandhu Samaj, a social platform in Bangladesh working for establishing peace and harmony, introduced the day and celebrated it through holding various programmes.
Marking the day, a discussion was organised at the auditorium of Institution of Diploma Engineers, Bangladesh (IDEB) in Dhaka.
President of Bangladesh Bandhu Samaj F Ahmed Khan Rajib chaired the discussion, while it was addressed, among others, by Justice Faisal Mahmud Foyezee, language veteran and freedom fighter Manzurul Haque Shikder, secretary general of Bangladesh NAP M Golam Mostafa Bhuiyan, adviser of the Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) Enam AHmed Chowdhury, Advocate Sultan Ahmed Khan and human rights activist Md Manzur Hossain Isa.
F Ahmed Khan Rajib said that peace would be established only if a country of harmony and friendship could be built in the mixture of brotherhood, friendship and amity by giving up violence, hatred and arrogance. “Our main objective is to create an atmosphere of friendship and harmony among the people. The Day for Expressing Gratitude will play a vital role to fulfill our objective,” he said.
He called for observing the Day for Expressing Gratitude on December 31 every year.
The speakers said that it is very important to express gratitude for the welfare of the country as well as the human being. Against this backdrop, it is essential to have a special day in the world in this regard. So, ‘The Day for Expressing Gratitude Day’ should be celebrates in the last day of the year.