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Great Victory Day celebrated in Tokyo

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Bangladesh Embassy in Tokyo, Japan celebrated the Great Victory Day with due dignity. On the occasion of Victory Day, the day’s activities started on Saturday morning at the embassy premises with the hoisting of the national flag along with the national anthem. Bangladesh Ambassador to Japan Shahabuddin Ahmed hoisted the flag. Later, a minute’s silence was observed in memory of the brave martyrs of the Great Liberation War of 1971.

After that, in the next part of the ceremony in the Bangabandhu Auditorium of the Embassy, ​​under the leadership of the Ambassador of Bangladesh to Japan, Shahabuddin Ahmed, the Bangladeshi expatriates in Japan and the embassy officials laid wreaths on the portrait of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. After that, a prayer (monajat) was offered seeking forgiveness and peace of the souls of the brave martyrs of the Great War of Liberation.

Later, speeches by the President, Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs were read on the occasion of Great Victory Day.

During the discussion, Ambassador Shahabuddin Ahmad respectfully remembered the greatest Bengali ever, the great architect of independent Bangladesh, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the members of Bangabandhu’s family who died on August 15, 1975, the four national leaders, all the martyrs of the liberation war, the wounded freedom fighters and all the heroic mothers and sisters who lost their dignity. . He wished everyone, including the Japanese diaspora, a happy Victory Day.

The ambassador said that the development and progress of Bangladesh under the unremitting efforts and wise leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is recognized all over the world today. He called on everyone to contribute from their respective positions in building a developed, prosperous and knowledge-based smart Bangladesh by safeguarding this continuity of development and implementing the Vision 2041 announced by the Prime Minister and to keep the dignity of Bangladesh intact.

Former Ambassador Masato Watanabe, President of Japan Bangladesh Society, highlighted the existing relations between the two countries and the development of Bangladesh and expressed hope that the future Bangladesh will be more advanced and modern.

Later, the leaders of various organizations and local dignitaries participated in the open discussion. The program ended with the screening of a documentary film on the Great War of Liberation.


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