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2019-08-17 15:05:59 BdST

Nat’l Mourning Day observed in Nigeria

Bangladesh High Commission in Abuja, Nigeria observed the National Mourning Day with due respect on Thursday, marking 44th martyrdom of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. 

High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Nigeria Md. Shameem Ahsan inaugurated the programme hoisting of the national flag at half-mast at the Chancery at 9.30 am.

Recitation from the holy Quran (Quran Khani) and a discussion-cum-special prayer were held on the occasion. 

The High Commissioner accompanied by his wife, officials of the mission & members of the community placed wreath on the portrait of the Father of the Nation. 

A documentary on the glorious life of the Father of the Nation was screened. This followed reading out of the messages of the President, Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and State Minister for Foreign Affairs on this occasion. 

In the discussion meeting, the speakers touched on the glorious life and achievements of the Father of the Nation. They urged all to work together to build a prosperous Bangladesh under the dynamic leadership of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to realise the dream of Bangabandhu for a Sonar Bangla (Golden Bengal). 

Leonard Oru, a senior Nigerian journalist who visited Bangladesh recently, also spoke in the programme.

Members of Bangladesh community, Nigerian guests including business leaders and members of the civil society, officials from High Commission, among others, were present along with families.

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