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Aug. 15, 2017

Headline: BD New Delhi mission observes National Mourning Day

 

New Delhi, Aug. 15:- Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi on Tuesday paid homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to mark the National Mourning Day with a vow to promote his message of freedom, democracy, nationalism, secularism and peace.

The assassination of Bangabandhu on the dark night of Aug. 15 in 1975 had left a void of strong and visionary leadership not only in Bangladesh but also in the South Asia, panelists at a discussion said.

The panel discussion was participated by Gen. Deepak Kapoor, former chief of army staff of India who also fought in Bangladesh Liberation War, Prof. S D Muni of Jawaharlal Nehru University and Gautam Lahiri, President of Press Club of India. Ambassador Ronen Sen also spoke on the occasion.

The panel discussion was moderated by High Commissioner Syed Muazzem Ali.

Earlier in the day Muazzem Ali lowered the national flag at half-mast, followed by observance of one-minute silence by officers and officials of the mission at the premises of the chancery.

National Mourning Day messages from President Md. Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam were read out respectively by Minister (Press) Farid Hossain, Counsellor Jamal Uddin Ahmed, Second Secretaries Zakir Ahmed and Arsuda Khan.

Counsellor and Head of Chancery Zahid-Ul-Islam conducted the programme.

A special prayer was offered seeking divine blessings for Bangabandhu, his family members, relatives and officials who were brutally killed on Aug. 15, 1975.

Flower petals were placed at a portrait of Bangabandhu.

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