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BD Mission in Delhi observes Bangabandhu’s Homecoming Day
Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi on Wednesday observed Bangabandhu’s Homecoming Day paying rich tribute to the greatest Bangalee of all time.
The homecoming of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from a Pakistani jail on January 10, in 1972 was the culmination of Bangladesh’s victory in the nine-month War of Liberation against Pakistani occupation forces.
High Commissioner Syed Muazzem Ali presided over a discussion meeting to mark the occasion, one of the red-letter days in the history of Bangladesh’s Liberation War.
The meeting was addressed also by Deputy High Commissioner A T M Rokebul Haque, Defence Adviser Brig. Gen. Mohammad Ziaur Rahman, Minister (Press) Farid Hossain and Minister (Consular) Mosharaf Hossain.
Messages from President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina were read out respectively by Counsellor (Commerce) Dr Nahid Rashid and Counsellor AFM Zahid-Ul-Islam.
Muazzem Ali recalled the flurry of diplomatic activity that led to the release of Bangabandhu from the Pakistani prison, where he lived in a solitary cell being sentenced to death for over nine and a half months.
He said the Bangalee nation tasted the real freedom only after the historic homecoming of Bangabandhu nearly a month after our victory on December 16.