National Mourning Day observed at Nigeria

Abuja (Nigeria): Bangladesh High Commission in Abuja, Nigeria observed the National Mourning Day with due solemnity on 15 August, 2018, marking 43rd martyrdom of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The day started in the morning with the hoisting of the national flag at half-mast at the Chancery by H.E. Mr. Md. Shameem Ahsan,ndc, High Commissioner of Bangladesh. In the evening, a discussion-cum-special prayer was held at the Auditorium. At the outset, the High Commissioner and his wife placed floral wreath on the portrait of the Father of the Nation. One minute silence was observed as a mark of respect for the Father of the Nation and other martyrs of 15 August, 1975. A documentary on the glorious life of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was screened. This followed reading out of the messages of the Honorable President, Honorable Prime Minister, Honorable Foreign Minister and Honorable 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 Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

In his remarks, the High Commissioner paid glowing tribute to Bangabandhu and touched on his active involvement throughout his life for just causes of Bangalees. In this regard, he urged the expatriate Bangladeshi nationals to work unitedly for the implementation of a Digital Bangladesh as envisioned by the Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Members of Bangladesh community, officials from High Commission and Nigerian guests, among others, were present. A special prayer was offered for the salvation of the departed souls of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, other martyrs of the family and for the prosperity of the country. The guests were served with dinner.- Press Release