Bangladesh observes ‘National Mourning Day’
16 Aug 2017 - 2:21
The Embassy of Bangladesh in Qatar observed yesterday, “National Mourning Day” – the 42nd death anniversary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, with due solemnity.
In this connection, the embassy chalked out a day long programme. In the morning, the programme started with hoisting of the National Flag at half-mast by the Ambassador, Ashud Ahmed, at the embassy premises in presence of the Embassy officials and a good number of expatriate Bangladeshi nationals. After hoisting the national flag, Ashud Ahmed alongwith Embassy officials placed floral wreaths in front of the protrait of Bangabandhu.
The discussion meeting on the life and works of the Father of the Nation was arranged which started with recitation from The Holy Quran. All stood in solemn silence there for one minute as mark of profound respect to the memories of the Father of the Nation and the martyrs of August 15, 1975. In the meeting the messages from President, Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh on the National Mourning Day were read out.
In his speech Ambassador Ashud Ahmed recalled the heroic leadership role played by Bangabandhu in the emergence of Bangladesh as an independent country. He mentioned that the August 15 is the darkest chapter in the history of Bangladesh. He also said as a nation we must learn a lesson here – our mourning should be turned into our strength and we should work hard to fulfil the dream of the Father of the Nation.
He thanked the expatriate Bangladeshis in Qatar for their hard labour and contribution to the nation building towards fulfilling the dream of Bangabandhu and for demonstration of unity, fraternity, liberal and moderate attitude. At the end of day’s programme, a Doa and Milad Mahfil was offered seeking the eternal peace of Bangabandhu, martyrs of August 15 and also for the continued peace and prosperity of Bangladesh. The reading of the Holy Qur’an for Khatme Qur’an by a group of maulanas was also performed on the occasion of the Day.
A documentary on the life and works of Bangabandhu was also screened during the event.