Today (08/08/2022) is the 92nd Birth Anniversary of Bangamata Fazilatun Nessa Mujib, wife of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Embassy of Bangladesh in Tokyo observed the day remembering ‘the spirit of Glorious Bangamata, the inspiration of indomitable Bangladesh’ and paid deep reverence, respect and admiration to the great lady with programme held at the Bangabandhu auditorium of the Mission. Ambassador of Bangladesh to Japan, H.E. Shahabuddin Ahmed and all officials of the Embassy were present at the occasion.
The program started in the morning with the placing of floral wreath at the portrait of Bangamata Fazilatun Nesa Mujib. H.E. Ambassador and all present joined in the special prayer for the salvation of the martyred souls of Bangabandhu, Bangamata and her family members. Prayers were made for the Hon’ble Prime Minister and the continued peace, progress and prosperity of the country and people were also held. The messages issued by the Hon’ble President and the Hon’ble Prime Minister on the occasion were read out by Embassy officials.
Later, H.E. the Ambassador in his remarks highlighted the various aspects of the life and contribution of Bangamata Fazilatun Nessa Mujib in various stages of our independence struggle especially as an able partner and inspiration for Bangabandhu her entire life. She was a silent follower of Bangabandhu in all his personal, social and political activities providing important and timely advice and assistance. Bangamata showed extraordinary skill and courage in carrying out responsibilities both at managing the family and on many occasion the party when Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was detained in Jail. Without directly involved in party, she became a symbol of women’s political empowerment.
Ambassador touched upon on the noble and inspiring characteristics of Bangamata by saying she was an ideal lady. As a mother, she was soft and caring but when needed she was stern in taking decision and supported Bangabandhu for the cause of the country. He urged the new generation to learn from the extraordinary sacrifice, courage, patriotism, apt and visionary traits of Bangamata’s life and work. The program ended with screening a video documentary on the life, sacrifices and struggle of Bangamata Fazilatun Nessa Mujib.