National Mourning Day observed in Brunei

Staff Correspondent | Published: 21:32, Aug 15,2019


Bangladesh High Commission in Bandar Seri Begawan observed the National Mourning Day on Thursday at the 44th martyrdom anniversary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, founding president of Bangladesh, on the mission premises with due solemnity and reverence.

The programme of the day began with the hoisting of flag at half-mast by high commissioner Air Vice Marshal (retired) Mahmud Hussain in honour of the souls, which embraced martyrdom on the ominous night of August 15, 1975, according to a press release.

The observance comprised of events like- recitation of versus from Holy Al-Quran, one-minute silence in honour of the members and close relations of Sheikh Mujib family, who sacrificed their lives on August l5, reading out of the messages of the president, prime minister and foreign minister and foreign state minister.

The Morning chapter of the observance program ended with a discussion session on the lifelong struggle of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Emphasising the prolific life and political acumen of Sheikh Mujib, discussants laid emphasis on the accomplishment of the dreams of the great leader in order to catapult Bangladesh as a developed country by 2030.

Paying homage to the founding presidnet of Bangladesh, the high commissioner urged all Bangladeshi diasporas as well as expatriates in Brunei to illuminate young minds with the proper history of the liberation war of Bangladesh and the life of Sheikh Mujib.

A special prayer and Tahlil were offered in the evening chapter of the program seeking the blessings of Almighty Allah for the eternal peace of the departed soul of Sheikh Mujib and the other martyrs, as well as for the peace and prosperity of the country under the leadership of the prime minister Sheikh Hasina.

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