Getting Migration Governance Right

Photo of Sheikh HasinaThe Embassy of Bangladesh in Paris is proud to share with you an article titled " Getting Migration Governance Right", authored by H.E. Sheikh Hasina, Hon'ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh. In her article, Hon'ble Prime Minister has called upon the international community to give a closer look at the issue of migration, one of the most serious challenges facing the world today. The article has been published in the Project Syndicate, a prestigious forum that provides original, high-quality commentaries to a global audience by featuring exclusive contributions by prominent political leaders, policymakers, scholars, business leaders, and civic activists from around the world.Link: Getting Migration Governance Right

Bangladesh Embassy

Paris, France

 

Press Release

 Paris, Sunday, 03 December 2017

 

Bangladesh Embassy, Paris celebrates inscription of  Bangabandhu’s historic 7th March Speech in the Memory of the World International Register

Bangladesh Embassy in Paris celebrated inscription of the historic 7th March Speech of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the Memory of the World International Register. The celebration took place at the Embassy today with huge festivity and pride. The celebration was inaugurated by Bangladesh Ambassador to France and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO H. E. Mr. Kazi Imtiaz Hossain. Eminent members of the expatriate Bangladesh community, freedom-fighters, media personalities and Embassy officials attended the event. It may be mentioned that through this inscription in the Register, the historic 7th March Speech of the Father of the Nation has become a part of the world’s important documentary heritage maintained by the UNESCO. The Director General of UNESCO had announced this decision at the organization’s Headquarters in Paris on 30 October 2017. 

The programme of the day started with lying of a wreath at the portrait of the Father of the Nation by the Ambassador followed by the members of the Bangladesh community who paid their tribute by placing flower bouquets at Bangabandhu’s portrait. One minute silence was observed as mark of respect to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Special Munajaat was offered following recitation from the holy Qu’ran for the salvation and eternal peace of his departed soul and for the peace progress and prosperity of the nation under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Selected verses from Gita were also recited. Messages of the Hon’ble President and the Hon’ble Prime Minister given on the occasion were read out at the programme. 

In his opening remarks, Ambassador Hossain gave a brief background of the UNESCO’s recognition of the historic 7th March Speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. He observed that the inscription of Bangabandhu’s speech is a matter of great pride for the entire nation as it has now become a part of world’s documentary heritage. The world would now get to know more about the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the history of our glorious War of Liberation, he added. The Ambassador further underlined that Bangabandhu’s 7th March speech had been the inspiration for the people of Bangladesh in their quest for freedom and emancipation and that it had which galvanized and prepared the entire nation to wage the war of liberation. He expressed his belief that this Speech will now inspire other freedom loving and aspiring people of the world. The Ambassador also thanked his predecessor Amb. M. Shahidul Islam, the Director General of UNESCO, and the International Advisory Committee of UNESCO for their contribution in the inclusion of the speech in the Memory of the World International Register. 

A lively discussion session was held as part of the event.  A large number expatriate Bangladeshis, prominent political leaders, freedom fighters and social services personalities took part in the discussion session. The discussants highlighted Bangabandhu’s political wisdom, leadership qualities, human qualities and his great contribution in founding the sovereign Bangladesh. They also conveyed their appreciation to the Mission officials for their hard work and efforts for the inclusion of Bangabandhu’s speech in the Memory of the World International Register. In his closing remarks, the Ambassador urged upon the expatriate Bangladesh nationals to work towards establishing “Sonar Bangla” as dreamt by the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and help in establishing a happy and prosperous Bangladesh under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

A cultural event was organized on the occasion with the participation of local artistes and Mission officials. The celebration ended with serving of traditional Bangladeshi food to the guests.

Ambassador Kazi Imtiaz Hossain along with Embassy officials & community leaders placing flower bouquet on Bangabandhu’s portrait at the celebration of UNESCO’s recognition of the historic 7th March Speech of Bangabandhu at the Embassy on 03 December 2017

French dignitaries place flower at the Portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the Celebration of the UNESCO’s recognition of the historic 7th March Speech of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Ambassador Kazi Imtiaz Hossain addresses at the celebration of the UNESCO’s recognition of the historic 7th March Speech of Bangabandhu at the Embassy on 03 December 2017

Socio-political participants attending at the celebration of the UNESCO’s recognition of the historic 7th March Speech of Bangabandhu at the Embassy on 03 December 2017

Performers of cultural events at the celebration of the UNESCO’s recognition of the historic 7th March Speech of Bangabandhu at the Embassy on 03 December 2017