PBA DESK : The historic March 7 was observed with patriotic zeal at Bangladesh Embassy in Washington D.C. and Consulate General in New York in USA, commemorating Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s iconic speech that inspired Bangalees to fight and win the independence of Bangladesh in 1971.
In observance of the historic day on Thursday, the Bangladesh embassy in Washington D.C. organized a discussion and screened the March 7 speech of Bangabandhu at its Bangabandhu auditorium. The messages of President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina were read out.
Bangabandhu in his iconic speech, spoke from his heart for the freedom and independence of the Bengali Nation, said Bangladesh Ambassador to USA Mohammad Ziauddin.
“This is the only speech in history that has led to the birth of a country,” he added.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh Consulate General in New York also observed the historic March 7 in a befitting manner. As a part of the programmes in observance of the day, the national anthem was played as the messages of President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina were also read out.
On the occasion, Bangladesh Consul General to the USA Sadia Faizunnesa highlighted the significance of the day. In her remarks she said, “each and every word of Bangabandhu’s March 7 speech is important and its appeal is also eternal”.
Special munajat was also held seeking eternal peace of the departed soul of Bangabandhu and continuous peace and prosperity of the country.
On March 7, 1971, Bangabandhu delivered the momentous speech at the Race Course (now Suhrawardy Udyan) in Dhaka, effectively declared the War of Independence.