Bangladesh ambassador to South Korea Abida Islam on Wednesday encouraged the expatriate community to play constructive roles in the development of Bangladesh and realising the dream of the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
She paid rich tribute to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for his supreme sacrifice and immense contribution for the freedom of the Bengali nation including creation of an independent Bangladesh.
Underlining Sheikh Mujib’s dream for a ‘Sonar Bangla’, she mentioned that the present government of prime minister Sheikh Hasina is leading the country towards social and economic prosperity inspired by development aspirations and policy guidelines of the father of the nation, said a press release.
The ambassador was addressing a discussion marking the National Mourning Day and the 43rd death anniversary of the Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The embassy arranged a day-long elaborated programme to mark the day with utmost respect and due solemnity.
The ambassador paid a rich tribute to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the others martyrs of 15th August.
She also highlighted on the contributions of Sheikh Mujib in the struggle of independence and nation-building. The goodwill ambassadors also expressed their feelings on the Day.
The program of the Day concluded with a poetry recital in memory of Sheikh Mujib. Members of Bangladesh community participated in the recital alongside the embassy officials.
The programme started with lowering the national flag to half-mast by ambassador in the early hours of the Day.
Later, children from different age groups participated in a drawing and an essay writing competition at the embassy in remembrance of the Day.
The ambassador distributed prizes among the winners of the competitions at the end of the competition.
The Embassy, in cooperation with Korea Secondary English Teachers’ Association, has already arranged another drawing and essay competition for the Korean school children after their summer holiday during the first week of September.
The messages given by the president, prime minister and foreign minister on that occasion were read out.
The discussion of the significance of that day began after the screening of a documentary on the
life and the contributions of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
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