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Bangladesh Embassy marks National Mourning Day
August 17, 2017, 12:36 pm

The Bangladesh Embassy observed the National Mourning Day, the 42nd martyrdom Anniversary of the Father of the Nation of Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on Tuesday, 15 August 2017 in the Chancery with due solemnity.

The program began with the hoisting of the National Flag at half-mast in the morning by Ambassador of Bangladesh to Kuwait H.E. S.M. Abul Kalam and special guest the Ambassador of Guyana to Kuwait Prof. Dr. Shamir Ally in the presence of Embassy officials, Commander and other officials of the Bangladesh Military Contingent (BMC). The Country Manager of Biman Bangladesh Airlines as well members of the Bangladeshi community and  media representatives attended the function.

The main program started with the recitation from the Holy Quran that was followed by observance of one minute silence in memory of the Father of the Nation and other martyrs of the 15 August, 1975.

The Ambassador along with other officers placed floral tributes before the portrait of the Father of the Nation. Officers of the Embassy read out the messages given by the Hon'ble President, the Hon'ble Prime Minister, the Hon'ble Foreign Minister and Hon'ble State Minister of Foreign Affairs on the occasion. A documentary film on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was shown to the audience.

The program was attended by more than two hundred members from all walks of the Bangladesh community in Kuwait. Expatriate community leaders, professionals, freedom fighters, leaders of cultural organizations voluntarily took part in the discussion and they elaborated on various golden moments of the life, struggle and achievements of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. 

The Bangladeshi Ambassador Abul Kalam in his speech spoke about his personal memories with Bangabandhu and how he led the national towards freedom. He also urged all sincerely to follow the ideals of Bangabandhu and work unitedly under the charismatic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to establish the Sonar Bangla (Golden Bengal) as dreamt by Bangabandhu.

A special dua and munajat were offered to seek heavenly blessings for the departed soul of Bangabandhu and other martyrs of the 15 August 1975, and also for continued peace, progress and development of the country. Finally, refreshments were available to all the guests.

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