Press Release: National Children’s Day 2019

Bangladesh Embassy in Bangkok observes the 99th Birth Anniversary of Bangabandhu and the National Children’s Day 2019

17 March 2019, Bangkok: Children of the Bangladesh community living in Bangkok, Thailand expressed their affection to their beloved leader on his 99th birthday. An elaborate programme was organised by the Embassy of Bangladesh, Bangkok to observe the 99th birthday of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the National Children’s Day 2019 involving the members of the Bangladesh community today.

The programme of the day started by the inauguration of the painting exhibition by Ambassador of Bangladesh to Thailand HE Mr. Nazmul Quaunine. 26 children of different age groups participated in the Painting exhibition on the life and works of Bangabandhu and Bangladesh. All the paintings were exhibited and displayed in the video screen during the programme.  Messages of Hon’ble President, Hon’ble Prime Minister, Hon’ble Foreign Minister and Hon’ble State Minister of Foreign Affairs received on this special occasion were read out by the senior officers of the Embassy.

In the discussion, the speakers paid their deep tribute to the founding father of the country. Ambassador of Bangladesh to Thailand Md. Nazmul Quaunine, in his speech, recalled the dreams of Bangabandhu to establish ‘Golden Bengal’ free from poverty, oppression and hunger and highlighted how the Government of Bangladesh under the leadership of daughter of Bangabandhu Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh has been translating those dreams into reality step by step. Ambassador Quaunine underscored the unprecedented socio-economic advancements achieved in different sectors including poverty reduction, education, health etc. during the last 10 years under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Ambassador urged all expatriate Bangladeshis to help in transmitting the ideology of Bangabandhu to the next generation who will lead the country in future.

The main attraction of the programme was the painting competition arranged for the children of the community following the open discussion on the life sketch of Bangabandhu. Excellent pieces of paintings done by the children in the art competition showed that they also follow the life history of Bangabandhu and the history of Bangladesh quite closely in spite of living thousands of miles away from home. A cultural program also was organised followed the discussion where children of the community showed their enormous talents by singing songs and reciting poem.

At the end of the programme, prizes were distributed by Ambassador Md. Nazmul Quaunine and his spouse amongst the children participated in the painting competition. A birthday cake was cut by the Ambassador along with all the children and the pieces were shared. The celebration of the day ended with a lunch reception, where homemade Bangladeshi food was served.