The 48th glorious Victory Day of Bangladesh was observed in Tokyo, Japan today (16 December 2018, Sunday) with due respect and festivity along with different activities organized by the Embassy of Bangladesh, Japan. The program started with hoisting of the National Flag with National Anthem at the Embassy premises in the morning. Ambassador of Bangladesh to Japan, Rabab Fatima, hoisted the flag while all the officials and representatives of Bangladesh community were present. Later one-minute silence of respect followed by special prayer (dua) was offered in the memory of the martyrs who dedicated their lives in the historic war of independence of Bangladesh in 1971.
After that, messages given on the Victory Day by the Honorable President, Prime-Minister, Foreign Minister and State-Minister for Foreign Affairs were read out to the audiences. Ambassador of Bangladesh to Japan, delivered a speech where she solemnly recalled and paid tribute to the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family members who died on 15 August 1975; she also paid homage to the martyrs of our liberation war and sacrifices made by the two lacs women. Ambassador told that it is the Prime Minister’s hard work and dynamic leadership that made Bangladesh as the role model of development to the world. To continue the development, she urged all, specially living in Japan to contribute more for the well-being of the nation and to uphold the image of our country.
A colorful cultural program including patriotic song, Rabindra sangeet and recitation of poem was staged. The program ended with singing the national anthem by all. Later Bangladeshi foods were offered to the guests. All officials and staffs of the embassy and many Bangladeshi living in Japan were present.