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Victory Day of Bangladesh celebrated in Copenhagen

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Bangladesh Embassy in Copenhagen has celebrated the 46th anniversary of the Victory Day of Bangladesh with due solemnity and great fervour. The day-long programme began with the hoisting of the National Flag in the morning of 16th December by the Ambassador of Bangladesh Mr. Muhammad A. Muhith. A colorful celebration programme was organized in the evening at the Chancery auditorium where a good number of Non-resident Bangladesh citizens including political figures, artistes, professionals working with various Danish government and non-government organizations and UN bodies along with their family members were present.

A visiting government delegation composed of Mr. Md. Helal Uddin, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Mr. Mazharul Islam, DIG Police and Mr. Khorshed Alam Khastagir, DG (West Europe and EU), Ministry of Foreign Affairs were also present in the programme. The participation of a significant number of women and children in the programme was noteworthy. During the event, messages from the Hon’ble President, Hon’ble Prime Minister, Hon`ble Foreign Minister and Hon’ble State Minister for Foreign Affairs released on the Victory Day were read out. A documentary on the history of the emergence of Bangladesh was screened. Freedom fighter Mr. Mahbub Zaman Sayed is among others from Bangladesh Community in Copenhagen who took part in the discussion segment focusing on different aspects of Victory Day and strengthening the hands of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to continue with the progress of Bangladesh which has become a role model for development. Additional Secretary Helal Uddin, in his remarks, assured the community members that Government will do the needful to start the MRP system in the Embassy as soon as possible.

In his speech, the Ambassador described the Victory Day as the most glorious day in the history of Bangalee people. He paid deep respect and homage to the memories of the Father of the National Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, freedom fighters, martyrs and the women who lost their lives and dignities during the liberation war. He viewed that the Victory Day, earned through sacrifices made by the millions under the supreme leadership of Bangbandhu, is an unabated source of inspiration for the nation that is currently transforming itself into a knowledge-based digital middle-income country by realizing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Vision 2021 in order to fulfil Bangabandhu’s dream of Sonar Bangla. He especially highlighted the invaluable contribution and sacrifices of the women made during and after our liberation war. He expressed his deep optimism that if we all work together and do our bits, Bangladesh would be able to reach the benchmark of the middle-income country by 2021 when the country celebrates its 50th anniversary. Finally, he called upon the expatriate Bangladesh community to join their hands and work collectively for the progress, prosperity and welfare of Bangladesh under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The programme was rounded off with the array of Bangladeshi food hosted by the Embassy.

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