ISLAMABAD – Bangladesh High Commission in Islamabad celebrated the 92nd birth anniversary of the Father of the Bengali Nation called “Bagabandhu” Sheikh Mujibur Rahman amid huge jubilation and gaiety. The day was also observed as National Children’s Day. Bangladeshi Children of the officers and officials of the mission participated in the poetry recitation on Bangabandhu. Children of different ages recited Bangla poetry devoted to their great leader.

Each year, the Bangladeshi nation celebrates March 17 as birth anniversary of its great leader. During the ceremony, the children decorated their faces with paper-masks of butterfly and colourful caps carrying balloons of varied colours. Bangladesh High Commissioner to Pakistan Suhrab Hossain spoke on the occasion. He highlighted the contributions of Bangabandhu in building Bangladesh as a wealthy abode for the posterity.  The high commissioner urged the Bangladeshi children to study the life and works of their great leader Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and build their career as a worthy citizen of Bangladesh.

He prayed for the salvation of the departed soul of Bangabandhu. The Bangladeshi envoy cut a cake with a group of Bangladeshi children to mark the 92nd birth anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Later, a documentary on Immortal Bangabandhu was screened. Officers and officials along with their family members of the mission and expatriate Bangladeshis attended the programme.

An exhibition of photographs and publication on Bangabandhu was also held on the occasion. Press Counsellor Bangladeshi High Commission Ishtiaque Hossain was also present during the occasion and he enthusiastically participated in the jubilation ceremony.