Bangladesh Embassy in Washington DC observes 'National Constitution Day'
NRB News from Washington
The Bangladesh Embassy in Washington DC on Friday observed 'National Constitution Day' in a befitting manner.
On this day in 1972, the Constitution of the People's Republic of Bangladesh was adopted by the Constituent Assembly of Bangladesh, and it came into effect on December 16 in the same year.
The Embassy arranged a program at the Bangabandhu auditorium in the afternoon to commemorate the historic day.
The programme began with placing of floral wreaths at the bust of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by Bangladesh ambassador to the United States Muhammad Imran. Officials and employees of the embassy were present at that time.
Then the messages from the President and the Prime Minister were read out by Minister (Consular) Mohammad Habibur Rahman and Counsellor (Political-III) Shamima Yeasmin Smrite.
Later, a discussion session was held highlighting the significance of the day.
Taking part in the discussion, Ambassador Muhammad Imran described 'National Constitution Day' as a historic day for the Bengali nation and highlighted its importance.
He paid tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and said the greatest Bangalee of all time presented the long-awaited Constitution to the newly-independent nation within only 11 months of independence.
Ambassador Imran urged all to work unitedly under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to build a hunger-and-poverty-free developed and prosperous Bangladesh being imbued with the spirit of the great War of Liberation and the ideology of Bangabandhu.
Minister (Economic) Md. Mahadee Hassan also took part in the discussion, while Counsellor Mohammad Moniruzzaman conducted the programme.