Documentary throws light on Bangladesh PM’s life

Azlan Othman

The High Commission of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in Brunei Darussalam screened a documentary on the life and work of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday. The programme at the chancery premises began in the afternoon with recitations of Al-Quran, followed by a welcome speech by the Head of Chancery.

High Commissioner-Designate to Brunei Darussalam Nahida Rahman Shumona attended the programme virtually from a mandatory quarantine facility.

With the presence of several diplomats, officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and members of the Bangladeshi community in Brunei Darussalam at the chancery, the high commission screened Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale, which depicted the life of Sheikh Hasina, the longest-serving Prime Minister.

The Centre for Research and Information and Applebox jointly produced the film. The film covers the assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, along with most of his family members on August 15, 1975. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her younger sister Sheikh Rehana were the only survivors of the carnage.

Nahida Rahman Shumona spoke about the life-long struggle of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for the independence of Bangladesh.

She also made a brief sketch on how Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina uplifted Bangladesh to a middle-income country despite having myriads of global and local challenges.

The programme closed with prayers for the Prime Minister and her family.

The screening coincided with Sheikh Hasina’s 74th birthday.

Attendees at the event. PHOTO: AZLAN OTHMAN