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Celebrating Bangabandhu’s birthday and National Children’s Day in Toronto

Celebrating Bangabandhu’s birthday and National Children’s Day in Toronto

Bangladesh Consulate General, Toronto celebrated the 104th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Children’s Day-2024 with due dignity and enthusiasm on March 17. On this occasion, the Bangladesh Consulate organized a day-long program.

According to a press release sent by the Bangladesh Consulate General in Toronto, the program of the day started with the hoisting of the national flag at Bangladesh House on Sunday morning. In the second stage, a discussion meeting on Bangabandhu and Bangladesh was held at the consulate premises with the participation of invited guests along with children’s drawing and writing competition. The program included national anthems of Bangladesh and Canada, wreath laying at the portrait of the Father of the Nation, speeches by the President, Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, screening of video documentaries, presentation of speeches, prize distribution of painting competition and special prayers.

On this memorable day of the nation, the invited speakers shed light on the great hero of independence, the architect of independent Bangladesh, Bangabandhu’s childhood, long visionary political leadership and struggling life. At the same time, he discussed this year’s theme ‘Bangabandhu’s dream, bringing laughter to everyone’s home’ in a very important sense.

Consul General. At the beginning of his speech, Farooq Hossain, the undisputed leader of Bengal, the greatest Bengali of all time, expressed his deep respect to the memory of the Father of the Nation and extended his sincere greetings to all the children and adolescents of Bangladesh and the world.

Md. Farooq Hossain said, ‘Bangabandhu was born on March 17, 1920 in the traditional Sheikh family of Tungipara, Gopalganj. From childhood he was fearless, kind and benevolent. His leadership qualities started to develop right from his school days. Gradually he became the last refuge of the oppressed people of Bengal. The father of the nation had immense compassion for children. He believed that these children would build the golden Bangladesh of his dream.

The Consul General also said, ‘The current government is working under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to make the children of this country good citizens following the life and ideals of the great leader.’

At the end of the program, a special prayer was offered for the forgiveness of the departed soul of the father of the nation and for the bright future of the children of future leaders and the overall well-being of the country.