The Dubai Bangladesh Consulate celebrated the historic March 7 by showing devotion and respect to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The national flag was first hoisted on Sunday (March 8) morning. Later, a wreath was laid at the portrait of Bangabandhu. A discussion meeting was held under the chairmanship of Consul General of Bangladesh in Dubai Md. Iqbal Hossain Khan emphasizing on the day. Meanwhile, Commercial Counselor Kamrul Hasan read out the President’s message. Labor Counselor Fatema Jahan read out the message of the Prime Minister. Deputy Consul General Md. Shahedul Islam spoke as the special guest.
Engineer Abu Jafar Chowdhury, Senior Vice President of Bangladesh Business Council Ayub Ali Babul, Professor Abdus Sabur, Journalist Saifur Rahman, Abul Kashem and many others from the community spoke on the occasion.
The speakers said that 50 years ago, on this day in 1971, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman enlivened the Bengali nation with a 19-minute magical speech at the Racecourse Maidan (now Suhrawardy Udyan). Then came the armed liberation war, 9 months of fighting and independence.
At the end of the discussion, a prayer meeting was organized.
Source: Bhorer Kagoj by www.bhorerkagoj.com.
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