Bangladesh High Commission celebrates 49th Victory Day

Aziz Idris

The Bangladesh High Commission in Brunei Darussalam marked the 49th Victory Day of Bangladesh with a flag hoisting of the national flag yesterday. Bangladeshi High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Air Vice Marshal (Rtd) Mahmud Hussain led the flag hoisting ceremony along with members of the Bangladesh community and officials.

The national anthem Amar Sonar Bangladesh echoed at the Bangladesh High Commission in Kampong Sungai Akar while hoisting the national flag followed by one minute of silence. Officials also read the Victory Day messages from President of Bangladesh Md Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam.

Special prayers were also offered in homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the martyrs of the 1981 War of Liberation. Activities continued with cultural performances and the recitation of patriotic poems by the Bangladeshi community.

ABOVE & BELOW: Bangladeshi High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Air Vice Marshal (Rtd) Mahmud Hussain during the event; and during the flag-hoisting ceremony. PHOTOS: AZIZ IDRIS