Bangladesh missions abroad observe Genocide Day, Independence Day

Bangladesh missions abroad have observed Genocide Day of Mar 25 and Independence Day of Mar 26 with patriotic zeal.

Published : 26 March 2018, 07:09 PM
Updated : 26 March 2018, 07:31 PM

Simultaneous signing of national anthem, reading out messages from President Md Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam, and discussions were the highlights of the Independence Day observance.

Bangladesh embassies in Washington, Copenhagen, Bangkok, Tashkent, Hanoi, and South Korea, High Commissions in London, Singapore and Islamabad, Deputy High Commission in Karachi, Bangladesh’s UN missions in New York and Geneva, and Consulate General in New York issued separate statements about the observance of those historic events in befitting manner.
Discussion and screening of the documentary on the day were also the highlights of the observance of national genocide day.

Bangladesh has travelled a long and difficult path since its bloody birth on Mar 26, 1971.

The country recently became eligible to graduate from the UN’s list of least developed countries to the list of developing countries and dreams of one day making the list of developed countries.

Bangladesh nationally observed Mar 25 as Genocide Day commemorating those killed by the Pakistani occupation forces on that night in 1971.

The systematic genocide of the innocent and unarmed people of Bangladesh by the then Pakistani military regime left over three million dead, a quarter of a million women and young girls dishonoured.

Bangladesh is also lobbying for international recognition of the Day.

Toufique Imrose Khalidi
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