The 96th Anniversary of Birth of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the National Children’s Day 2016 of Bangladesh was observed by the Bangladesh Embassy and the Bangladeshi Community in Kuwait on 17 March at the Chancery.
To celebrate the day, the Mission drew up elaborate programs which included recitation from the Holy Qur’an, reading out of messages of Hon’ble President, Hon’ble Prime Minister, Hon’ble Foreign Minister, and Hon’ble State Minister for Foreign Affairs. The Embassy also organized an Art Competition for the children to mark the day. A documentary film on the Father of the Nation was shown at the program. A discussion meeting was also organized to discuss the significance of the day with Md. Anisuzzaman, First Secretary of the Embassy as the anchor.
An Art competition was organized on Wednesday, 16 March 2016 at the Chancery in three different groups-A (age limit upto 8 yrs), B (age limit upto 9- 12 yrs), and C (age limit upto 13-16 yrs). A large number of children from within the Bangladesh Community in Kuwait participated in the competition. Five competitors from each group were awarded with prizes and Certificates of Appreciation. All other participants also received Certificates of Appreciation from the Embassy.
A discussion meeting was organized on 17 March at the Chancery with participation of many Bangladeshi expatriates in Kuwait. The discussants highlighted the life and achievements of the Father of the Nation. They said that with response to the clarion call of the Father of the Nation, the countrymen from all strata participated in the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971 and achieved the ultimate victory on 16 December 1971 through a nine-month long armed struggle. For his extraordinary leadership and contributions towards achieving Independence, Bangabandhu and Bangladesh emerged as a unique symbol to the people of Bangladesh, they added.
In his speech Mr. S. M. Mahbubul Alam, the Chargé d’affaires, a.i said that the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who was born on 17 March 1920, was a fearless, courageous, and humane leader.
He said that Bangabandhu was an extraordinary and charismatic leader. He was a visionary leader and Bangladesh emerged as an independent country breaking the subjugation, and Bangalee nationalism flourished under the indomitable leadership of Bangabandhu, the Father of the Nation. He further added that the Father of the Nation was the leader of the oppressed and deprived masses of the world and an instrument of realizing their rights and emancipation. The enchanting and charismatic leadership and personality of the Father of the Nation had united the entire nation in one string.
He had dreams for ‘Golden Bangla’, which will be free from poverty and illiteracy. The CDA, a.i. continued saying that it is very vital to make the young generation of Bangladesh with the noble sprit of patriotism so that they can lead the nation towards prosperity and able to materialize the dreams of the Father of the Nation.
He urged the community members to devote themselves to contribute to the country through their patriotism and hard work. He also requested the Bangladesh community in Kuwait to increase the image of our beloved motherland, Bangladesh.