Commemorating birth anniversary of Bangladesh’s late leader

Hakim Hayat

The Bangladesh High Commission in Brunei Darussalam observed the 72nd birth anniversary of Shaheed Captain Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of Bangladesh’s Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the its chancery in Jalan Sungai Akar yesterday.

High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Brunei Darussalam Nahida Rahman Shumona paid homage to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and welcomed guests including members of diplomatic corps, Brunei youth and government officials, and Bangladesh community members.

The programme observed a one-minute silence, and recitation of Al-Quran and special prayer for Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangamata Fazilatun Nessa Mujib, Shaheed Captain Sheikh Kamal and other Bangladesh martyrs.

The high commissioner read a brief biography of Shaheed Captain Shiekh Kamal and highlighted different phases and angles of his life with a presentation.

Nahida Rahman Shumona hailed Shaheed Captain Sheikh Kamal as a man who excelled in sports, music, acting, debate and extempore speech among others. His involvement in liberation war and his married life were also discussed.

A documentary on Shaheed Captain Sheikh Kamal was screened followed by a video clip from Dr Sajjadur Rahman, a friend of Shaheed Captain Sheikh Kamal.

In her closing remarks, the high commissioner said the unexpected demise of Shaheed Captain Sheikh Kamal on August 15, 1975 deprived the nation of the benefits of his leadership traits.

High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Brunei Darussalam Nahida Rahman Shumona and guests observe a one-minute silence. PHOTO: HAKIM HAYAT