Victory Day 2012

Embassy of Bangladesh

Press Release

Celebration of Victory Day 2012

16 December 2012

The Embassy celebrated the 42ndVictory Day on 16 December 2012 with due festivity. Programme of the day started with the hoisting of National Flag at full mast by H.E. the Ambassador Mr. Kazi Imtiaz Hossain at the Chancery. Expatriate Bangladeshis living in Thailand and the officers, members of staff of the Embassy and members of their families attended the ceremony. A special prayer was held seeking divine peace for the valiant freedom fighters who sacrificed their invaluable lives in the war of liberation of Bangladesh.

Messages of the Hon'ble President of Bangladesh, Hon'ble Prime Minister and Hon'ble Foreign Minister of the Government of Bangladesh given on the occasion were read out by the Ambassador. A discussion session was held, where members of the expatriate Bangladesh community took part. In his speech, the Ambassador paid homage to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and recalled the sacrifices of the freedom fighters. He briefly discussed various policies and measures undertaken by the government for the socio-economic development of the country. The Ambassador mentioned that the Embassy always endeavored to engage the expatriate community especially the children in celebration/observance of important national days to create greater awareness among them about the country's history and instill a sense of patriotism for the motherland. Other discussants also paid homage to the Father of the Nation, martyrs of the liberation war and renewed vow to uphold the spirit of the independence.

A still photographic exhibition titled 'From Root to Destination' depicting the long journey of the independence movement of Bangladesh was inaugurated by the Ambassador at the Chancery premises.

A colourful cultural programme was also organized at the Chancery premises, where the expatriate community enthusiastically took part. The celebration of the 42nd Victory Day ended with a reception where homemade Bangladeshi foods were served.