dailysun_bangabandhuSun Online Desk     16th August, 2016


Recalling their personal memories during the 1971 War and the post-war reconstruction period, speakers at a discussion in New Delhi on Monday said the era ‘badly missed’ the tall leadership of Bangabandhu, particularly in the context of slow progress in establishing shared peace, progress and prosperity in the whole South Asian region.sheikh-mujibur-rahman-and-indira-gandhiWith his ‘dynamic and charismatic’ leadership, peace and prosperity in the region could have been established much earlier, they said at a panel discussion paying tributes to Bangladesh’s Father of the Nation, reports unb.But they commended the ‘bold leadership’ of his daughter, current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, for taking forward the sentiment and dream of his father in absence of him for the betterment of peace and prosperity in Bangladesh as well as in South Asia and beyond.

HK Dua, a former member of the Rajya Shabha, former member of National Security Advisory Board and renowned journalist, Muchkund Dubey, President of the Council for Social Development, former High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh and former Foreign Secretary of India and Brigadier General Onkar Singh Goraya, a valiant fighter of Bangladesh’s Liberation War were among the panelists.

Prime Minister Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the parliament, 1973.The panel discussion on the theme of ‘Bangabandhu’s vision for peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia and beyond’ was organised followed by screening of a documentary on the glorious life of Bangabandhu at the High Commission, according to a message received here from Delhi on Monday night.

High Commissioner of Bangladesh Syed Muazzem Ali moderated the session.

Bangabandhu_Sheikh_Mujibur_Rahman_in_Bangladesh_Liberation_War-1972The High Commissioner in his opening remarks mentioned that despite all adversaries, Bangabandhu dedicated his life to the freedom and independence of his people.

“His undaunted and relentless demand for Independence of Bangladesh was the source of inspiration and aspiration to all freedom fighters to fight for our Liberation War in 1971.”

Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi observed the National Mourning Day 2016, the 41st Anniversary of Martyrdom of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Father of the Nation today at the High Commission with due solemnity.

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman RETURNSThe programme was attended by a large number of ambassadors, diplomats, dignitaries and expatriate Bangladeshis.

On this day in 1975, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the architect of independent Bangladesh, was assassinated at his residence along with most of his family members by a group of derailed soldiers in one of the bloodiest assassinations in the history of the world, causing an irreparable loss to the nation.

bangabandhu_sheikh_mujibur_rahman_3The High Commissioner of Bangladesh hoisted the National Flag at half-mast in the morning.

Messages from President, Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and State Minister of Foreign Affairs were read out.

Special prayers were offered seeking salvation and eternal peace of the departed souls of the Father of the Nation and his martyred family members, as well as continued peace, progress and prosperity of Bangladesh.


AUGUST 16, 2016


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