Canberra, Australia Representative:
The 103rd birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the National Children’s Day were celebrated at the Bangladesh High Commission in Canberra yesterday. Children participated in speech, poem recitation, and singing, where they highlighted Bangabandhu’s love for children.
Rashna Farruk Siddiki, Wife of High commissioner Allama Siddiqui cut a cake with several kids to celebrate the great leader’s birthday. She also distributed prizes among the children. The evening event begins with placing flower wreaths in front of the portrait of the Father of the Nation.
A discussion session was held where the speakers recollected the legacy of the Father of the Nation and highly admired the sagacity and farsightedness of this great leader. They also highlighted Bangabandhu’s uncompromising stance on the Bangla language, culture, and self-respect for Bangladesh. Children from this generation should learn from the life of this great leader, they stressed.
Chargé D’affaires Dr Dewan Md. Shahriar Firoz hoisted the national flag in the morning. Messages from the President Md. Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Foreign Minister Dr. A K Abdul Momen, and State Minister Md. Shahriar Alam for Foreign Affairs was read out. A Special munajat was also offered for the salvation of the departed souls of Bangabandhu, his family members, and liberation war martyrs, and for a peaceful, inclusive, and prosperous Bangladesh.