Bangladesh Embassy in Bangkok celebrated the glorious 49th Victory Day today with due solemnity, fervor and colorful festivities. A day long programme included hoisting of the National Flag at full mast by Bangladesh Ambassador Nazmul Quaunine at the Chancery in presence of large numbers of expatriate Bangladeshis living in Thailand, student Community, local Thai people and officers of the Embassy. A special prayer was offered for eternal peace of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu, the valiant freedom fighters and martyrs of 1971 Liberation War.
A discussion session on the significance of the Victory Day was held at the Embassy, where expatriate Bangladesh community members and Embassy officers took part. Bangladeshi expatriate professionals spontaneously took part in a discussion session on the significance of the day. They paid profound respect to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, four national leaders and the millions of martyrs and freedom fighters for their sacrifices for the independence of Bangladesh. Messages of the Hon’ble President, Hon’ble Prime Minister, Hon’ble Foreign Minister and Hon’ble State Minister for Foreign Affairs were read out by the Embassy officers. In his speech, Ambassador Nazmul Quaunine paid homage to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the recognition of his historic 7th March Speech by UNESCO as a World Documentary Heritage.
Bangladesh Ambassador recalled the supreme sacrifices made by the valiant freedom fighters in creating the sovereign nation of Bangladesh under the leadership of Bangabandhu. He also highlighted the various national and international successes of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Government including a robust economic growth and social development and championing women empowerment and international peace and security. Briefing the community of the government’s diplomatic initiatives to repatriate forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals ‘Rohingyas’ sheltered in Bangladesh, the Envoy called upon the expatriates to create awareness on the issue in Thailand and Cambodia. Bangladesh Envoy urged the young expatriates to uphold the values of our 1971 Victory for a secular, progressive and culturally diverse Bangladesh. Bangladesh Ambassador has urged the audience to actively participate at the various programmes to be organised by Bangladesh Embassy in Thailand and Cambodia during the Birth Centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
A colourful cultural programme was organized at the Chancery premises, where the expatriate community as well as members of family of the officers of the Embassy enthusiastically took part. A colorful cultural soiree comprising the victory and patriotic songs, dances and poetry recitations was presented at the celebratory event participated by more than 300 expatriate Bangladeshis living in Thailand. The celebration of the 49th Victory Day ended with a reception where homemade Bangladeshi food was served.