KATHMANDU, March 26 (Nepal Foreign Affairs)–Embassy of Bangladesh in Kathmandu celebrated the 45th National and Independence Day of Bangladesh with due dignity and festivity, on Saturday.
The mission organized a day-long programme to celebrate the National and Independence Day. 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 martyred freedom fighters who laid down their lives during the glorious War of Liberation in 1971. Prayers were also said for the eternal peace of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, whose indomitable spirit and selfless sacrifice led to the emergence of an independent Bangladesh, his family members and national leaders who were brutally assassinated in 1975.
The Doa Mahfil was followed by the reading out of the Independence Day messages of the president, prime minister, foreign minister and state foreign minister. The morning’s programme was attended by the Ambassador of Bangladesh, officers and members of the Staff of the Bangladesh Embassy, Bangladesh nationals working in the SAARC Secretariat and members of the Bangladesh community residing in Nepal.
In the evening the Bangladeshi Ambassador hosted a reception at a local five-star hotel to celebrate the day. Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun attended the National and Independence Day Reception as the Chief Guest. The programme was attended by a number of Ministers of the government of Nepal, Members of the Parliament, former Prime Ministers, leaders of the political parties, high ranking bureaucrats and members of the Armed Forces, members of the civil society, representatives of the business community, media representatives, cultural personalities, Ambassadors, diplomats, Heads of international organisations and members of the Bangladesh community residing in Nepal.
Earlier in the day, Ambassador inaugurated a three-day photography and painting exhibition “Bangladesh through clicks and brushes” presented by the Mirzapur Ex Cadets Association and organised by the Embassy of Bangladesh to commemorate the 45th Independence and National Day. Ragini Upadhyaya, Chancellor, Nepal Academy of Fine Arts attended the inaugural ceremony as the Chief Guest. The exhibition is being held at the Patan Durbar Gallery, Kathmandu.