Today (05-08-2022) Ambassador Shahabuddin Ahmed and all officials of the Embassy of Bangladesh in Tokyo paid deep respect while observing the 73rd Birth Anniversary of Shaheed Captain Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The program started in the morning with placing of floral wreath at the portrait of Shaheed Captain Sheikh Kamal to show their deep respect. Ambassador Shahabuddin Ahmed and all officials joined in offering special prayer for Late Sheikh Kamal and all martyred family members of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The messages issued by the Hon’ble President and the Hon’ble Prime Minister on the occasion were read out by Embassy officials.
Later in his remarks on the occasion, Ambassador Shahabuddin termed Sheikh Kamal as the “ideal son of an ideal father”, Ambassador highlighted some examples of his vibrant and youthful life and works. He mentioned that Sheikh Kamal was a iconic figure to the student and youth of our country. He not only participated in the politics, liberation war and other movements but also being a youthful character and multitalented person was pioneer in sports and cultural activities in the independent Bangladesh. People who came to know him was amazed to see his personality. His short span of life was full of stories of creation and immense potential. The country was unlucky that he had such a short span of life. Ambassador Ahmed remembered with deep sadness Bangamata Fazilatun Nessa Mujib and other members of the Father of the Nation who along with Sheikh Kamal embraced martyrdom on the fateful night of August 15, 1975.
A discussion on the life and work of Shaheed Captain Sheikh Kamal was held following the address of the Ambassador. The speakers recalled the contribution of Shaheed Captain Sheikh Kamal in various areas including his involvement in the mass upsurge of 1969 and active participation in the liberation war of 1971. The discussants recalled his significant contribution in sports and cultural development as well as involving youth in social activities in the newly independent Bangladesh. The programme ended with a documentary screening on the life and work of Shaheed Captain Sheikh Kamal.