The Embassy of Bangladesh in Tokyo observed the 51st Independence and National day today in a befitting manner. In the morning, the day’s programme was inaugurated by placing of floral wreath at the portrait of the Father of the Nation located at the Embassy premises by Ambassador Shahabuddin Ahmed and all the Embassy officials.
Ambassador Shahabuddin hoisted the national flag along with rendition of national anthem in presence of all Embassy officials. This was followed by observance of 01 (one) minute silence in remembrance of the Father of the Nation, his family members and to the memories to the 3 million martyrs who sacrificed their lives in the journey of independence. Special prayer (munajat) was offered for the salvation of the souls of the Father of the Nation, his family members and for the continued peace, progress, and prosperity of the country under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the coming years. The messages issued by Hon’ble President, Hon’ble Prime Minister, Hon’ble Foreign Minister and Hon’ble State Minister for Foreign Affairs on the occasion of “the 51st Independence and National day” were read out by Embassy officials.
Ambassador Shahabuddin Ahmed paid his deepest homage to the Greatest Bengali of All Time, the Father of the Nation of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, under whose charismatic leadership Bangladesh was born as an independent and sovereign state in 1971. He also remembered four national leaders, all the valiant martyrs and freedom fighters, dishonored women, and brave people of Bangladesh for their supreme sacrifices for which we attained our flag, a national anthem, our identity and freedom. Ambassador Shahabuddin urged all to play their due role in fulfilling the Bangabandhu’s dream of “Sonar Bangla” or Golden Bengal by implementing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Vision 2041 to build a modern and developed country by 2041.
The Embassy has brought out special newspaper supplements in mainstream major English daily newspaper - Japan News and also in a widely circulated Japanese newspaper - The Yomiuri Shimbun on the occasion where the Messages of Hon’ble President, Hon’ble Prime Minister the supplement contained message from the Hon’ble Prime Minister of Japan. To celebrate the auspicious occasion, the Embassy will hold a reception also on Monday, the 28th March in hotel New Otani- a renowned hotel holding memories of our Father of the Nation’s stay in Tokyo.