Bangladesh High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Nahida Rahman Shumona on Friday recalled the unmatched leadership and contribution of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in directing the destiny of the nation towards independence.
The envoy made these comments when the Bangladesh High Commission in Brunei Darussalam celebrated Glorious Victory Day.
She expressed her gratitude and appreciation to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina “who, discounting all odds and setbacks, has shown true mettle, perseverance, prudence and resolve to take the country forward, and to put it on an upward development trajectory”.
The diplomat said the Glorious Victory Day not only means celebration and festivity, but also entails commitment and responsibility of Bangladesh citizens to uphold the real value, significance, and sanctity of the Glorious Victory Day by devoting themselves to fulfilling the dream of building ‘Sonar Bangla’ envisioned by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The event began with the hoisting of the Bangladeshi national flag and the recitation of verses from Al-Quran, followed by special prayers and a minute’s silence in commemoration of the martyrs.
Nahida Rahman Shumona also paid homage to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing floral wreaths on his portrait.
The high commissioner and other officials at the chancery read out messages of the president, prime minister, foreign minister and state minister for foreign affairs.
Indian High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Alok Amitabh Dimri and special guest Charge d’Affaires of the Russian Embassy in Brunei Darussalam Andrei Mamaev, as well as members of other missions in the country, the Indian community and distinguished local guests joined the high commission on marking the event.
The Indian High Commissioner expressed gratitude for the invitation by saying, “Bangladesh will always have India beside her, as was the case in 1971 during the liberation war when India was at the forefront to help Bangladesh in all possible ways to achieve independence.”