The Embassy of Bangladesh celebrated the 99th Birth Anniversary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Children’s Day 2019 on 17 March.
In attendance at the event was the Embassy officials, officials from the Bangladesh Military Contingent, Country Manager of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Bangladeshi expatriates and local media representatives. On the sidelines of the function, an art competition was arranged for children at the multipurpose hall in the Chancery, which saw the participation of around 100 children.
Then, the discussion program of the day began with a recitation from the Holy Quran. A special Duah and Munajat were offered to seek the divine blessings for the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu, his family members and for continued peace and progress of the country and people of Bangladesh.
The Ambassador of Bangladesh to Kuwait H.E. S M Abul Kalam along with other officers placed floral tributes before the Portrait of the Father of the Nation. The messages given by 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 officers of the Mission. A documentary film on the Father of the Nation was screened at the program.
Md. Anisuzzaman, Cousellor (Political) and Head of Chancery of the embassy anchored the whole program. Many participants took part in the discussion that highlighted the life and achievements of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
In his speech, Bangladesh ambassador S.M. Abul Kalam urged all present to follow the ideals and teachings of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu in their real life and to work unitedly for achieving a ‘Sonar Bangla’ dreamt by Bangabandhu under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. He also emphasized that Bangabandhu always thought about the well-being of the children of the country. He mentioned that to educate children, Bangabandhu expanded primary education all over the nation. He also requested the Bangladeshi community in Kuwait to raise the image of our beloved motherland Bangladesh.
He also thanked all participants of the event. After the discussion session, prizes and certificates were awarded among those who participated in the art competition by the Ambassador.
Finally, refreshments were arranged for all the guests.