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Bangladesh High Commission observes Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Homecoming Day

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The High Commission here on Thursday observed the country's founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Homecoming Day by paying rich tribute to him.

The homecoming of Rahman, popularly known as 'Bangabandhu', from a on January 10, 1972, was the culmination of Bangladesh's victory in the nine-month Liberation War.

Rokebul Haque presided over a discussion meeting to mark the occassion, read an official statement. The meeting was also attended by Defence Advisor Mohammad Ziaur Rahman, (Press) and (Consular) Selim Md Jahangir. of conducted the meeting.

Messages from and Sheikh were read out by First Secretaries and

The speakers highlighted the significance of Bangabandhu's return home from where he lived in a solitary cell for over nine and a half months. They said that the people of tasted the real freedom only after Bangabandhu's historic homecoming nearly a month after the nation's victory on December 16, 1971.

The building of 'Sonar Bangla' (Golden Bengal), Bangabandhu's dream, is being fulfilled by his daughter Hasina, the speakers were quoted as saying in the statement.

After the speech, a special prayer was offered in memory of Bangabandhu and the liberation war martyrs.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 20:50 IST