15 August 2022, Kathmandu:
The Embassy of Bangladesh in Kathmandu observed the 47th Martyrdom Anniversary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Mourning Day on 15 August 2022 with due solemnity and respect. In the morning, the programme began at the Embassy premises with the ceremonial lowering of the national flag at half-mast by Ambassador Salahuddin Noman Chowdhury. Then one-minute silence was observed to pay respect to the Father of the Nation and the martyrs of August 15. This was followed by laying flower wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu at the Chancery premises by Ambassador Salahuddin Noman Chowdhury and officials of the Embassy and members of the Bangladesh community. Special prayers were offered for the salvation of the departed soul of Bangabandhu, his martyred family members, martyrs of 15 August and for valiant freedom fighters who made supreme sacrifice for the country during the glorious War of Liberation as well as for the peace and prosperity of the country.
In the discussion session organized on the significance of the day, messages given by the President, Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and State Minister for Foreign Affairs were read out and a documentary on the life, achievements and sacrifice of Bangabandhu was screened. During the discussion, the discussants recalled with deep respect the various aspects of life, sacrifices, and philosophy of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his contribution to the formation of an independent sovereign state. They said that though the assassins killed Bangabandhu, they could not kill his ideals, dreams and philosophy and Bangladesh under the able leadership of his daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is moving ahead towards the realization of Sonar Bangla.
On this occasion, the Embassy arranged to serve improved diet for the children in three madrasas-orphanages in Kathmandu and special prayers were organized in the madrasas for Bangabandhu, his martyred family members, martyrs of August 15 and for the peace and prosperity of the country.
In the closing remarks, Ambassador Salahuddin Noman Chowdhury paid deep homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and respectfully remembered Bangabandhu's towering courage, and visionary and charismatic leadership in the creation of independent Bangladesh. He highlighted that Bangabandhu, the poet of politics, was gifted with extraordinary organizational capacity and throughout his life struggled for the emancipation of the oppressed humanity. The Ambassador said that we have got this beautiful Bangladesh due to the life-long sacrifice of Bangabandhu and called upon everyone to join hands in the development of the country.