Bangladesh High Commission

New Delhi, India

 

April 17, 2018

PRESS RELEASE

Headline: BD New Delhi mission observes Mujibnagar Day

 

New Delhi, April 17: -Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi today observed the historic “Mujibnagar Day” to mark the swearing-in of the provisional government of Bangladesh that organized and conducted the nine-month War of Liberation under the leadership of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

The importance of the formation of the provisional government after Bangabandhu was arrested and taken to jail in West Pakistan following the March 25 military crackdown in 1971 was highlighted at a discussion at the mission.

High Commissioner Syed Muazzem Ali presided over the meeting.

Deputy High Commissioner A.T.M. Rokebul Haque and Minister (Press) Farid Hossain took part in the discussion, which was conducted by Head of Chancery A.F.M. Zahid-Ul-Islam.

Counsellor Jamal Uddin Ahmed read out the Mujibnagar Day message from President Md. Abdul Hamid, while the message from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was read out by Attache (Consular) Farjana Yesmen Tania.

Syed Muazzem Ali paid tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and four national leaders, Syed Nazrul Islam, Tajuddin Ahmed, Mohammad Quamruzzman, and Capt. Mansur Ali.

He said while Bangabandhu was arrested by the occupation Pakistani military, the four national leaders played a crucial role in mobilizing the freedom fighters and the diplomatic support for the cause of Bangladesh’s liberation war.

He also appreciated the all-out support India provided to Bangladesh liberation war.

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