Foreigners gathered in Malaysia for a discussion on the great independence and national day of Bangladesh and a dinner in honor of the diplomats.
Apart from expatriate Bangladeshis, ambassadors from 60 countries participated in the event, which was organized by the Bangladesh Embassy in the ballroom of the Renaissance Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on Monday night (March 26).
Ambassador Mah. Haji Ahmad bin Haji Maslan, Deputy Minister for International Trade and Industry of the Government of Malaysia YB Datuk was present as the Chief Guest at the function presided over by Shahidul Islam.
The long history of Bangladesh’s freedom struggle came up in words on the occasion. The Bangladeshi and foreign guests present also knew that history once again.
The program started with the performance of the national anthems of Bangladesh and Malaysia. A minute’s silence was observed to pay homage to the heroic martyrs killed in the great war of independence.
Ambassador Mah. In front of the guests, Shahidul Islam presented the overall progress of Bangladesh since independence to the diplomats of different countries. He said Bangladesh is moving forward under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, daughter of the father of the nation. Bangladesh of the new generation will be of happiness and prosperity. The spirit of the liberation war will be the main force of the new generation on the way to build a new homeland.
The dinner was attended by diplomats from 60 countries, including former Malaysian MIC president Datuk Seri S Sami Velu, embassy defense wing chief Air Commodore Humayun Kabir, labor councilor Md. Saidul Islam, Embassy Chief Wahida Ahmed, Minister Raich Hasan Sarwar, First Secretary Masud Hossain, First Secretary Labor. Hedayetul Islam Mandal, Commercial Wing Rajibul Ahsan, Passport and Visa Branch First Secretary. Mashiur Rahman Talukder, First Secretary Tahmina Yas Min, 2nd Secretary of the Labor Branch. The event was enlivened by the presence of all the officials of the Bangladesh Embassy including the leaders of the expatriate community including Farid Ahmed, Malaysia Awami League and its affiliates and Bangladesh Press Club of Malaysia.
Earlier, the expatriates also sang ‘Amar Sonar Bangla I Love You’ at 10 am local time in Malaysia and 8 am Bangladesh time. The embassy premises became vocal.
The embassy took this initiative to properly inspire the practice of national anthem. And this initiative has been welcomed by the patriotic expatriates.
After waving the flag in the morning, prayers were offered for the souls of the heroic martyrs.