The Bangladesh Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal observed the “Great Shaheed Day (Martyrs Day)” and the “International Mother Language Day” on Thursday, 21 February 2019 by organizing two programs to commemorate the Day with due solemnity and respect.
Like past years, Bangladesh embassy of Nepal organized a cultural program in which the popular and talented music bands of Bangladesh and Nepali band who have earned international fame shared the stage. Everyone was cordially invited to Bangladesh embassy in Basundhara (program started from 3pm onwards). This program organized by Bangladesh embassy gave everyone a reflection of Bangladesh.
The day’s programme began with the hoisting of the national flag at the Chancery by H.E. the Ambassador Ms. Mashfee Binte Shams in the morning. This was followed by “probhatpheri” and placing of floral wreaths at the Shaheed Minar followed by observance of one minute’s silence as a mark of respect to the Language Martyrs. The messages of the Honorable President, Honorable Prime Minister, Honorable Foreign Minister and Honorable State Minister for Foreign Affairs were also read out during the programme.
In the afternoon, the Embassy organized a special cultural programme to commemorate Amar Ekushey and International Mother Language Day. The programme began with a speech by UNESCO representative in Kathmandu. It was followed by rendering of Bangla songs by noted promising Bangladeshi band “Conntected”. The band presented a mesmerizing show featuring selected songs in a contemporary format lead by vocal of Mr. Fahim Kamal Chowdhury. The programme also presented recitation of Nepali poems by Nepali poets. A Nepali band “Rock Siddhi” also presented some fusion music. The programme was attended by the Ambassadors, diplomats, representatives of the SAARC Secretariat, officials of Nepal Government, Nepalese dignitaries and political leaders, members of the civil society and representatives of the print and electronic media and the expatriate Bangladesh community living in Kathmandu.