Bangladesh High Commission


News Brief


London, 7 March 2018

The historic March 7 is being observed in the country today recalling Bangabandhu's epoch-making speech that inspired the countrymen to make Bangladesh a sovereign state. This year the nation is observing the day with much enthusiasm and pride as the historical speech has been declared as the world's documentary heritage by the UNESCO.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina this morning paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths at his portrait in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in the city on the occasion of the historic March 7. 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said, appeal of Bangabandhu's historic March 7 speech is an address of hopes and aspirations for the people. The PM said this while handing over the UNESCO certificates to the five organisations which made outstanding contributions to achieve the recognition of the 7th March Speech. The Premier said, the speech still infuses inspiration into the people for their political and economic freedom.

President Md. Abdul Hamid has called upon guardians and teachers to be more active to keep the children away from immoral activities and ensure quality education to make them well-educated. The President made the call as he was addressing the inaugural function of the National Primary Education Week-2018 at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in Dhaka yesterday.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urgrd all concerned to work sincerely to make the jute mills sustainable. The PM made the urge as she was inaugurating three-day programme of National Jute Day at BICC in the city yesterday. She said, the government has taken steps for the modernization of cultivation, procurement and preservation of jute aimed at attracting more farmers and traders to this highly potential sector.

The NEC yesterday approved a Taka 1,57,594 crore Revised Annual Development Programme for the current fiscal year downsizing the original ADP by 3.23 percent. The approval was given at a NEC meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. The PM, speaking at the meeting, has directed the authorities concerned to avoid wasteful expenditures while revising any project.

Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury has said, a revolutionary change will come in rice farming through introducing genetically modified golden rice in the country. The Minister said this while addressing a workshop on Golden Rice at CIRDAP auditorium in Dhaka yesterday. The Minister said, the newly developed vitamin enriched golden rice variety now is being cultivated in the controlled environment.

The Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang ending his three-day visit to Bangladesh left Dhaka yesterday. Foreign Minister A H Mahmood Ali saw the Vietnamese President off at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

Kuwait has assured Bangladesh of further cooperation in human resource sector recognising the contribution of Bangladeshi expatriate workers towards its development. The assurance came when State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam held a meeting with Deputy Foreign Minister of Kuwait Khaled Sulaiman Al Jarallah in Kuwait city on Monday. During the meeting, both sides agreed to work together to establish high quality training centres for Kuwait-bound Bangladeshi workers.

Eminent sculptor and freedom fighter Ferdousi Priyabhashini died of cardiac arrest at a city hospital in Dhaka yesterday at the age of 70 (Innalil...rajeun). President Md. Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock at her death.

Press Wing