Mumbai: Bangladesh Deputy High Commission, Mumbai organized a seminar today to commemorate the UNESCO recognition of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu SSheikh Mujibur Rahman’s 7th March 1971 historic speech as a World Documentary Heritage.
Following the floral homage presentation to the portrait of the Father of the Nation, the messages of the Hon’ble President and Hon’ble Prime Minister were read out, which was followed by a Seminar and discussion meeting on the significance of the UNESCO recognition.
The keynote speaker was Dr. Neeta Khandpekar, Professor of History of Mumbai University; other speakers were Dr. Mandar D Patil, Professor and Head of Sinhgad International Students Center, Pune and Mr. Rajendran Panickar from Sinhgad Institutes, Pune. The seminar was attended by a good number of students from the History Department of Mumbai University. Among the students, Mr. Keekan Priyesh Raghavan also spoke.
All the speakers lauded Bangabandhus leadership qualities and his supreme sacrifices, which led Bangladesh towards its freedom. They also discussed how one historic speech changed the fate of an entire nation and motivated and united commoners to join the struggle for independence.
The Deputy High Commissioner Mr. Md. Lutfor Rahman paid homage to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and spoke about his extraordinary leadership in creating the history of Bangladesh.
The historic speech of the 7th March with English subtitles and a documentary film: ‘Bangabandhu, forever in our hearts’ were also screened for the audience, especially to the Mumbai University History Department students. The students were very enthusiastic and full of questions about 7th March speech and the founder of our nation. The Seminar ended with refreshments.