Bangladesh High Commission observed ‘Martyr Intellectual Day’ with due dignity and solemnity in Brunei Darussalam on Thursday. This information was informed in a press release sent from Bangladesh High Commission at Bandar Seri Begawan.
According to the notification, Bangladesh High Commissioner Nahida Rahman Sumna appointed to Brunei Darussalam led the Martyrs Intellectual Day with the participation of other officials-employees of the High Commission and invited guests. Through this program, respect was paid to the memory of the martyrs who were brutally killed on 14 December 1971.
Bangladesh High Commissioner Nahida Rahman Sumna read out the message sent by the President and Prime Minister on the occasion of ‘Martyr Intellectual Day’. A video documentary was then shown highlighting the significance of this special day.
In his speech, the Bangladesh High Commissioner condemned the brutal killing of the talented people of Bangladesh and identified it as a shameful chapter in the history of Bangladesh’s independence. He expressed the opinion that these talented and advanced minded people could have played a significant role in the proper formation and development of a war-torn newly independent country.
The ambassador gave full credit to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, daughter of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who emerged as a role model for the development of independent Bangladesh after overcoming that initial shock. He expressed firm belief that under the strong leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh will move forward and one day Bangabandhu’s dream of forming Sonar Bangla is possible.
Later, the function of ‘Martyr Intellectuals Day’ ended with candle lighting.