Bangladesh High Commission
New Delhi. India
10 January 2018, Wednesday
Headline: BD Mission in New Delhi observes Bangabandhu’s Home-coming Day
New Delhi, Jan. 10: Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi today () observed Bangabandhu’s Home-coming Day paying rich tribute to the greatest Bangalee of all time.
The home-coming of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from a Pakistani jail on January 10, in 1972 was the culmination of Bangladesh’s victory in the nine-month War of Liberation against Pakistani occupation forces.
High Commissioner Syed Muazzem Ali presided over a discussion meeting to mark the occasion, one of the red-letter days in the history of Bangladesh’s liberation war.
The meeting was addressed also by Deputy High Commissioner A T M Rokebul Haque, Defence Adviser Brig. Gen. Mohammad Ziaur Rahman, Minister (Press) Farid Hossain and Minister (Consular) Mosharaf Hossain.
Messages from President Md. Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina were read out respectively by Counsellor (Commerce) Dr. Nahid Rashid and Counsellor A.F.M. Zahid-Ul-Islam.
Syed Muazzem Ali recalled the flurry of diplomatic activity that led to the release of Bangabandhu from the Pakistani prison, where he lived in a solitary cell being sentenced to death for over nine and a half months.
The Bangalee nation tasted the real freedom only after the historic home-coming of Bangandhu nearly a month after our victory on Dec. 16, he said. “Bangabandhu was one of the finest leaders the world has ever seen,” he said.
A special munazat was offered seeking divine blessings for the departed soul of Bangabandhu and the liberation war martyrs and continued peace and prosperity of the nation.
Syed Muazzem Ali High Commissioner presides over a discussion meeting on Bangabandhu's home coming day at the conference room of Mission on 10 Jan, wednesday