01 April 2016

First ever celebration of Independence and National Day of Bangladesh in Denmark

 

The Independence and National Day of Bangladesh was celebrated in Denmark for the first time with great enthusiasm and due fervour.   The newly opened Bangladesh Embassy in Copenhagen hosted a gala reception on 01 April at the prestigious historic Hall ‘Bygningskulturens Hus’. More than 200 dignitaries attended the reception which included high government officials, more than 40 Ambassadors and Chargés d'affaires, academicians, media personalities and a cross-section of expatriate Bangladesh community. The programme started with playing of national anthems of Bangladesh and Denmark. The Ambassador of Bangladesh to Denmark Mr. Muhammad A. Muhith, in his remarks paid homage to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman who proclaimed the independence in the early hours of 26th March 1971. He recalled with deep respect three million martyrs and two hundred thousand women who sacrificed their honour that resulted in a secular, progressive and democratic Bangladesh. He highlighted the objectives of opening a new Mission in Copenhagen and urged the Danish business houses to increase the market share of Bangladeshi RMGs, ocean going ships, ceramics, pharmaceuticals, IT products and services in Denmark. He called upon Danish entrepreneurs to invest more in the renewable energy sector and green growth in Bangladesh. Ambassador Muhith said that Bangladesh now has the capacity to offer a win-win situation for trade with and investment in Bangladesh in terms of opportunities and mutual benefits. He invited the Danish companies to take advantage of regional connectivity that Bangladesh has become a hub for. He also highlighted Bangladesh Government’s policy towards safe migration and its unwavering commitment towards combating terrorism.

During the programme, the CEO of New Asian Nordic Group presented a Made in Bangladesh “b’fair” bicycle to the Ambassador which has already hit the bike stores in Denmark. The programme also included a cultural soiree presented by the artistes from Bangladesh diaspora followed by a buffet dinner with array of desi cuisine hosted by the Embassy. The Embassy presented each guests with Bangladeshi green tea packed in jute sacks which generated great interest among the recipients. Bangladesh-made handicrafts, Muslin & Jamdani items, ceramic products and apparels were displayed at a ‘Bangladesh-corner’. Earlier, an official programme was held at the Chancery on 26th March on the same occasion.

 

19 March 2016

National Children`s Day and 96th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation celebrated in Copenhagen

Bangladesh Embassy in Copenhagen observed the National Children`s Day and the 96th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation Bongobondhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in a colorful manner. The event was organized at the Chancery premises with the participation of the expatriate Bangladesh community in Denmark and the officials and staff of the Embassy.

The highlight of the programme has been the lively participation the children of expatriate community and the Mission officials and staff. The event started at 10.00 am and included placing of flower wreath on the portrait of the Father of the Nation, reading out of the messages released on this occasion by the Hon`ble President, the Hon`ble Prime Minister and the Hon`ble Foreign Minister and Hon’ble State Minister for Foreign Affairs, prize giving ceremony for the participants of painting competition and a discussion session. A documentary on the life sketch of the Father of the Nation namely “Bangabodhu in heart” was screened out. The CDA a.i. of the Embassy Mr. Md. Shakil Sahrior while delivering his concluding remarks highlighted on the affection of Bongobonghu for the children. He urged the children to learn from the enlightened life of Bongobondhu. He also encouraged the participants for taking part in the painting competition and thanked all for attending the program.

The programme continued till 1:00 pm which was followed by a refreshment. Around 60 people took part in the event.

 

20 February 2016

First ever celebration of International Mother Language Day by Bangladesh Embassy in Denmark

The Language Martyrs’ Day and the International Mother Language Day 2016 was observed for the first time in Denmark in a multinational atmosphere. The newly opened Bangladesh Embassy in Copenhagen in partnership with prestigious Asia House organized the programmme at the Asia House auditorium today.

The programme included a discussion session followed by a colorful cultural segment. The Ambassadors and Chargé d'affaires of the Embassies of China, Thailand, Nepal and Armenia, a good number of academicians, representatives of civil society and media and members of Bangladesh community attended the programme. In the beginning, a short documentary was screened on the history of language movement and the International Mother Language Day. The Chairman of Asia House Mr. Carsten Dencker Nielsen in this opening remarks deeply appreciated the initiative of the Embassy for conveying the intrinsic messages of the International Language Day in Denmark. Professor Manpreet Janeja of Copenhagen University in her key-note speech said that languages are the vehicles of cultures and cultures create forms of life and it is important to uphold the spirit of ’Ekushey’ which symbolises the myriad challenges that face the continued preservation and development of indigenous languages round the world.  

Bangladesh Ambassador Mr. Muhammad A Muhith in his remarks paid homage to the memories of the language martyrs and the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mubibur Rahman, who had steered the language movement from within the confines of the prison cell. He shed light on the significance of the day in the history of Bangladesh while mentioning that 21st February is a gift from the Bangalees to the speakers, patrons and defenders of thousands of mother languages around the world many of them are facing extinction due to globalization. He also conveyed the good wishes of Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on this auspicious occasion under whose auspices UNESCO in 1999 declared 21st February as the International Mother Language Day which later received UNGA’s recognition.

In the cultural segment, the 125-strong audience was enthralled by the spectacular cultural soiree presented by the artistes of Bangladesh, China, Nepal and Thailand displaying rich cultural diversities. The pogramme was rounded off by a buffet lunch hosted by the Bangladesh Ambassador.

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