The Bangladesh embassy observed the country’s 45th Independence and National Day with a large gathering on 26 March at the Chancery. The program began with a ceremonial hoisting of the National Flag by the embassy’s Charge d’ affaires S. M. Mahbubul Alam in the presence of the embassy officials, officers of the Bangladesh Military Contingent (BMC) to Kuwait, Bangladesh Biman and members of the Bangladesh community.
Many programs were organized, which included a reading out of messages from the respected Hon’ble President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Md. Abdul Hamid, Hon'ble Prime Minister of the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina, Hon'ble Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, MP, and Hon'ble State Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Md. Shahriar Alam, MP.
One minute silence was observed in honor of the martyrs of the War of Liberation.
A discussion meeting was also organized with participation of many Bangladeshi expatriates in Kuwait. Md. Anisuzzaman, First Secretary conducted the sessions. The discussants highlighted the history and the significance of the day while paying rich tributes to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, three million martyrs, two hundred thousand women, and all the freedom fighters for their contributions and heroisms during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971.
They re-iterated that countrymen from all strata of the society had participated in the Liberation War in 1971 and achieved the ultimate victory on 16 December 1971 through a nine-month long armed struggle under the charismatic leadership of the Father of the Nation. For the extraordinary leadership and contributions towards achieving Independence, the Father of the Nation and Bangladesh emerged as a unique symbol to the people of Bangladesh, they added.
In his speech, the Charge d’affaires Mr. Alam paid his deepest homage to Bangabandhu Sheikh Rahman and all the freedom fighters before urging all the expatriate Bangladeshis in Kuwait to be instilled with true patriotism to serve the nation from their respective positions and to uphold the image of Bangladesh in Kuwait.
Commending the tremendous contributions of the Bangladeshis in Kuwait, he emphasized that it's the responsibility of all for a meaningful Independence and a knowledge-based, technologically-advanced and economically-developed Bangladesh. The CDA continued saying that it is very vital that the young generation of Bangladesh be encouraged to lead the nation towards prosperity and be able to materialize the dreams of the Father of the Nation and millions of the freedom fighters.