(MENAFN - Gulf Times) The Bangladesh embassy observed the 'National Mourning Day the 42nd death anniversary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, with due solemnity, on Tuesday in Doha.
In the morning, the programme started with hoisting of the national flag at half-mast by ambassador Ashud Ahmed at the embassy premises in the presence of officials of the embassy and a good number of community members.
The envoy, along with embassy officials, placed floral wreaths in front of the portrait of Bangabandhu. A discussion meeting that followed, began with a minute's silence as a mark of profound respect to the memories of the Father of the Nation and the martyrs of August 15, 1975.
In the meeting, messages from the president, prime minister, foreign minister and state minister for foreign affairs of Bangladesh on the National Mourning Day were read out.
In his speech, ambassador Ahmed recalled the heroic leadership role played by Bangabandhu in the emergence of Bangladesh as an independent country. He mentioned that the 15th August is the darkest chapter in the history of Bangladesh.
'As a nation we must learn a lesson here our mourning should be turned into our strength and we should work hard to fulfill the dream of the Father of the Nation, the envoy urged.
He thanked the expatriate Bangladeshis in Qatar for their hard work and contribution to nation-building, towards fulfilling the dream of Bangabandhu and for demonstrating unity, fraternity, liberal and a moderate attitude.
At the end of day's programme, a Doa and Milad Mahfil was offered seeking the eternal peace of Bangabandhu, martyrs of August 15 and also for the continued peace and prosperity of Bangladesh. A documentary on the life and works of Bangabandhu was screened during the event.