International Migrants Day was celebrated in Japan by the Embassy of Bangladesh, Tokyo, Japan on Monday at Bangabandhu Auditorium of the embassy.
Messages given on the occasion by the President, Prime Minister, Foreign-Minister and Minister for Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment were read out at the program by the officials of the embassy, according to a press release.
Besides, one-minute silence was observed in respect to the departed soul of Mayor of Dhaka City Corporation (North) Anisul Huq, Ex-Mayor of Chittagong City Corporation A.B.M Mohiuddin Chowdhury and Live-stock Minister Sayedul Huq.
Speaking at the programme, Ambassador Rabab Fatima thanked all the migrants for coming to the program despite their busy schedule. She said in the today’s world perspective observance of migrants’ day carries a huge significance.
She also noticed that Bangladesh became a role model of morality by sheltering the migrants from Myanmar. The Ambassador also pointed out the various steps taken by the Bangladesh government for the welfare of Bangladeshi migrants all over the world. She urged the migrants in Japan to work for the progress of the country.
A presentation was made by the Counsellor Labor Md. Zakir Hossain on the status and trends of Bangladeshi migrants in Japan. A video documentary was also shown depicting the prospects and success of the Bangladeshi migrants, said the press release.
The next part was an open discussion with the audiences about how to increase the number of Bangladeshi migrants in Japan, how to solve the problems faced by the migrants, how to send more remittances easily and legally to Bangladesh any many more issues. The discussion was lively and participative.
The migrants requested the ambassador to help in easy coming and easy access to job for the students, especially for the technical interns and language trainees. The ambassador replied positively to provide all sorts of support from the embassy. She also urged to come forward in this regard to those who are living in Japan for a long time. The ambassador thanked them to end the program.
All the officials of the embassy and many migrants were present at the program.