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102nd birth anniversary of Bangabandhu celebrated

James Kon

The Bangladesh High Commission in Brunei Darussalam celebrated the 102nd birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the National Children’s Day on Thursday.

Bangladesh High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Nahida Rahman Shumona paid homage to the founding father of Bangladesh by placing a floral wreath at his portrait.

The programme included the hoisting of the Bangladesh national flag, observing a one-minute silence, and the reading out of the messages from the Bangladeshi President, Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and State Minister for Foreign Affairs.

A documentary on Bangabandhu was screened, focussing on his struggle, dedication and profound love for the people of Bangladesh.

The Bangladesh High Commissioner said the emergence of Bangladesh as an independent nation to Bangabandhu is truly inspirational for people across all generations and regions in the world.

Bangladesh High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Nahida Rahman Shumona; Legislative Council member Yang Berhormat Nik Hafimi binti Abdul Haadii and guests at an online programme celebrating Bangabandhu’s birth anniversary. PHOTO: BANGLADESH HIGH COMMISSION

Bangabandhu’s love and affection for the children is also equally praiseworthy, she said.

“Despite the huge setback caused by the reprehensible killing of Bangabandhu along with his family members in 1975, Bangladesh is now a country which is widely recognised and appreciated for its socio-economic development,” said the high commissioner.

The high commissioner also invited all Bangladesh community members to visit the ‘Bangabandhu Corner’ inside the Chancery building.

The Bangabandhu Corner comprised books on Bangabandhu and Bangladesh, and pictures of Bangabandhu hanging on the wall.

This was followed by an online programme attended by Legislative Council member Yang Berhormat Nik Hafimi binti Abdul Haadii as the guest of honour.

Dean of the Diplomatic Corps Ambassador of Oman Sheikh Ahmed bin Hashil bin Rashid Al-Maskari, Ambassador of Russia Vladimir Borisovich Goncharenko, Ambassador of Iran Homeira Rigi Zirouki and Charge d’ Affairs of India and Thailand also attended.

The online programme saw cultural performances including paintings of Bangabandhu, dance, recitation of poems and songs on Bangabandhu.