The ministry of foreign affairs and the Bangladesh missions in different parts of the world observed the National Mourning Day on Saturday in a befitting manner.
The day marks the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman along with 18 other members of his family on Augugust 15, 1975.
His daughters - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana – survived as they were abroad at that time.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam and Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen placed floral wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu at the ‘Bangabandhu corner’ of the foreign ministry.
The foreign minister unfurled the national flag at the Foreign Service Academy. The ministry also organised special prayers for the salvation of the departed souls.
Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi today observed the National Mourning Day in a befitting manner.
In Bangladesh missions abroad, hoisting of national flag at half mast, placing floral wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu, reading out messages from President Md. Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the Foreign Minister, and state Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam marked the day.
The Bangladesh mission in New Delhi said they had organised a special discussion on Bangabandhu and screened a documentary on the life and works of the founding father.
A minute of silence was observed and a doa was offered in memory of the martyrs of the 15th August.
The Bangladesh mission in Karachi also organised a discussion on Bangabandhu and Bangladesh.