Observance of National Mourning Day 2014

The Bangladesh Mission in Kathmandu, Nepal has observed the “National Mourning Day”, the 39th Death Anniversary of the father of the nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on 15th August, 2014. The Mission organized a programme to commemorate the National Mourning Day with due solemnity and respect marking the martyrdom of the Father of the Nation and his family members 39 years ago.

 

The day’s programme began with the hoisting of the national flag at half mast at the Chancery by the Ambassador in the morning. This was followed by placing of floral wreaths in front of the portrait of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman followed by observance of one minute’s silence as a mark of respect to the departed. A ‘Doa Mahfil’ was also held in the morning at the Chancery where all present prayed for the eternal peace of Bangabandhu and the slain members of his family. A discussion programme was organized after the ‘Doa Mahfil’.

 

The discussion programme began with reading out of the messages of the Hon’ble President, Hon’ble Prime Minister and Hon’ble Foreign Minister. This was followed by a presentation consisting of an essay highlighting the significant events of the life of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The next item on the programme was reading out selected pages from the autobiography of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman –“The Unfinished Memoirs”.

 

During the discussion, the speakers recalled the acheivments of Bangabandhu and extolled his single mineded devotion to the cause of the people of Bengal and his uncompromising position against exploitation and dictatorship. H.E. Ambassador stressed upon upholding the spirit of Bangabandhu to realize his long cherised dreams. Afterward, a short documentary on the life and brutal assassination of Father of the Nation was also screened at the programme. The morning’s programme was attended by the Ambassador, officials of the Mission and SAARC secretariate, expatriate Bangladeshi community, former Nepalese diplomats, members of the Nepalese civil society and the media.