Victory Day Celebration 2013

The Mission observed the “Victory Day” on 16th December, 2013. The Mission organized a day-long programme to celebrate the Victory Day with due respect and festivity. The day’s programme began with hoisting of the national flag at the Chancery by the Ambassador in the morning. This was followed by a ‘Doa Mahfil’ where all present prayed for the eternal peace of the souls of martyrs and all the lives we lost during the war of independence in 1971. The morning’s programme was attended by Ambassador, Mission and SAARC secretariat officials, staff members and the expatriate Bangladesh community living in Kathmandu.

 

In the evening, the Ambassador and officers of the Mission chanted the National Anthem with the event of Ganajagaron Mancha started at 16:16 Nepal Standard Time. Afterwards, the Mission organized a Cultural Programme which was attended by the Ambassador, officials of the Mission and SAARC secretariat, expatriate Bangladeshis, former Nepalese Ambassador to Bangladesh, members of the Nepalese civil society and the media. The programme began with the recitation of verses from four Holy Books and reading out of the Victory Day messages of the Hon’ble President, Hon’ble Prime Minister and Hon’ble Foreign Minister. This was followed by cultural events composed with 4 Bangla patriotic songs, 2 poetry recitations and a dance performed by the Bangladeshi expatriates. H.E. Ambassador gave a short inspirational speech to uphold the spirit of the victory achieved on 16th December 1971. At the end tokens of appreciation have been distributed among the participants in the cultural events by the Ambassador which was followed by a dinner with Bangladeshi cuisines.