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Sharing Hasina’s tale

Lyna Mohamad

In celebrating the 76th birthday of Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the Bangladesh High Commission in Brunei Darussalam organised a screening of Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale at Universiti Technologi Brunei (UTB) yesterday.

Vietnam Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Tran Van Khoa; Timor Leste Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Abel Guterres, French Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Bernard Regnauld-Fabre, Canadian High Commissioner-Designate to Brunei Darussalam Ambra Dickie joined the Bangladeshi community, UTB students and civil society representatives for the screening.

The wise and worthy daughter of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, was born on September 28, 1947.

Losing her parents and other family members on August 15, 1975 at the cruel and ruthless hands of unscrupulous traitors was the most tragic part of her and her younger sister Sheikh Rehana’s life.

Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale recounts Sheikh Hasina’s experience with her family, starting from her childhood at Tungipara in Gopalganj, to their life in exile following the brutality of 1975, and finally to their return to the motherland, Bangladesh.

A discussion on the documentary was also held, participated by Abel Guterres; Women Graduates Association of Brunei Darussalam President Pengiran Hajah Zabaidah binti Pengiran Haji Kamaludin, UTB students Muhammad Aqil @ Muhammad Arib bin Abas, Muhammad Wazef Mubarak bin Mohamad Fauzzy and Amirah Syahirah binti Sahari, who shared their experience and thoughts about the documentary, moderated by Dr Malai Zeiti binti Sheikh Abdul Hamid.

Bangladesh High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Nahida Rahman Shumona thanked everyone attending, and sought their prayers for the good health and well-being of Sheikh Hasina.

Bangladesh High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Nahida Rahman Shumona in a group photo following the screening of ‘Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale’. PHOTO: LYNA MOHAMAD