Bangladesh community rolls sleeves up for beach clearing

Izah Azahari

In commemoration of the birth centenary of Bangladesh’s father of the nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Bangladeshi community in Brunei Darussalam organised a beach cleanup campaign under the slogan ‘Let’s save the environment we live in’ at Muara Beach on Sunday.

Inaugurating the campaign as the guest of honour was Bangladesh High Commissioner-Designate to Brunei Darussalam Nahida Rahman Shumona.

About 100 community members participated, demonstrating the care they have in keeping the Sultanate green and clean.

The eco-friendly social initiative of the Bangladeshi diasporas in Brunei not only portrays its social responsibility to the host society, but also deepens the people-to-people relationship.

While addressing the community leaders on the occasion, the high commissioner-designate referred to the core principle of Bangabandhu’s diplomacy: ‘Friendship to All, Malice to None.’

The envoy also called for greater community participation in the collective wellbeing of the society they live in.

The programme ended with a brief prayer for both the brotherly nations as well as for the departed Bangabandhu and his family members, who embraced every pain of life for the independence of Bangladesh and dreamt of a prosperous Bangladesh.

Bangladesh High Commissioner-Designate to Brunei Darussalam Nahida Rahman Shumona joins others in the clean-up of Muara Beach. PHOTO: BANGLADESH HIGH COMMISSION IN BRUNEI DARUSSALAM