Victory Day Celebration 2014

The Mission observed the “Victory Day” on 16th December, 2014. 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 Hon’ble State Minister for Foreign Affairs in the morning. This was followed by reading out of the Victory Day messages of the Hon’ble President, Hon’ble Prime Minister, Hon’ble Foreign Minister and Hon’ble State Minister. At the end, a ‘Doa Mahfil’ was arranged 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 Mission organized a Cultural Programme in Nach Ghar Auditorium which was attended by Ministers, Members of Parliament, Political Leaders of different parties, Diplomats, Government Officials, officials of the Mission and SAARC secretariat, expatriate Bangladeshis, members of the Nepalese civil society and the media. The State Minister for Foreign Affairs was the Chief guest on the occasion. The programme began with the lightening the lamp by Special guest Mrs. Kusumb Bastola, spouse of Former Foreign Minister and “Friends of Bangladesh” honoree Mr. Chakra Prasad Bastola. In the cultural event, Srishti Cultural Institute led by eminent dance artist Mr. Anisul Islam Hero, Ms. Mehebob Chadni and their team performed seven dances with patriotic songs. Poetry recitation was also performed. Hon’ble State Minister gave a short inspirational speech to uphold the spirit of the victory achieved on 16th December 1971 and various facets of Nepal Bangladesh relations emphasizing on linguistic, cultural, education and trade relations.