New Delhi: – The 47th Victory Day was celebrated in the New Delhi mission of Bangladesh High Commission on Saturday with a vow to work for enhancing the country’s progressive and secular image abroad. The celebration began with the hoisting of red-and-green national flag at the chancery premises by A.F.M. Zahid-Ul-Islam, the acting high commissioner. Officers, officials, their spouses and children attended the ceremony.
Victory Day messages from President Md. Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmud Ali and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam were read out separately by officers. Special prayers were offered in homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the martyrs of the 1971 War of Liberation.
In the evening Bangladeshi and Indian artistes presented a cultural show of songs and poetry recitation themed on the glorious liberation war, patriotism and supreme sacrifices of the martyrs. The function was attended by a large audience of Friends of Bangladesh, war veterans, academics, journalists and families of Bangladesh nationals living in Delhi.
Spouses and children of the mission also participated in the cultural programme by signing chorus and poetry recitation.The function was attended by a large audience of Friends of Bangladesh, war veterans, academics, journalists and families of Bangladesh nationals living in Delhi.
The Acting High Commissioner delivered the welcome speech. Several Indian dailies and magazines published Victory Day special issues to mark the glorious occasion.