Bangladesh Embassy in Tokyo Observe Genocide Day
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The Embassy of Bangladesh in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday observed the Genocide Day in a befitting manner recalling the dark-night of 25 March 1971, when then Pakistan army operated the heinous and brutal killings on the unarmed, innocent and sleeping Bangladeshis.

The program began with observing one-minute silence in remembrance of the victims of the genocide. It was followed by offering of special prayer, reading out of message issued on the occasion and a discussion on the history and significance of the Genocide Day, said Md. Shiplu Zaman, second Secretary (Press) at Bangladesh Embassy.

The Ambassador of Bangladesh to Japan, Rabab Fatima along with the other discussants highlighted the significance of the Genocide Day and also shed light on the history of the genocide of 1971.

The Ambassador said that despite those mass atrocities, the great Bengali nation snatched away the victory from the Pakistani force. She also highlighted the efforts made by the Government for the international recognition of the genocide of 1971. However, the community leaders showed their firm confidence to build up a developed, modern and digital “Sonar Bangla” that was dreamt by the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

The program ended with showing of a documentary film on the genocide and mass grave-yard of 1971.

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