50th Anniversary of Glorious Victory Day of Bangladesh

Monday 20th December 2021 11:09 EST

On the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh, Saida Muna Tasneem, High Commissioner for Bangladesh to the United Kingdom, Permanent Representative to IMO, extended her wishes on social media saying, “Heartiest felicitations to Bangladeshis living in UK&Ireland on the 50th Anniversary of Glorious Victory Day of Bangladesh. My tribute2 #FatheroftheNation Salute2valiant #FreedomFighters Homage to 3 million martyrs &morethan 200,000 Bengaleewomen #supremesacrifice #1971WarofLiberation.”


The High Commissioner also shared photographs of the flag hoisting ceremony at 28 Queens Gate, which was followed by messages & prayers for the martyred and fallen during Bangladesh Liberation War 1971 and homage was paid to Jatir Pita ⁦reaffirmed oath to uphold secular Bangladesh. 

“The Independent and free people of Bangladesh are making a great contribution to the world. Congratulations. Joy Bangla,” Lord Rami Ranger tweeted. 

To mark Bangladesh’s Victory Day, Tower Bridge was bathed in the colours of Bangladesh’s flag to celebrate the contribution of the Bangladeshi community to London and the City, and mark 50 years of the country’s independence. London is home to a large Bangladeshi population, with the first migrants arriving as early as the seventeenth century.

Councilman - City of London, Mansur Ali CC tweeted, "I am delighted that yesterday one of my initiatives, with the support of my City colleagues, took shape as we lit up the iconic @TowerBridge in red and green to commemorate 50 years of Bangladesh’s independence."

City of London Corporation Policy Chair Catherine McGuinness said: “The Square Mile is all about bringing communities together and celebrating our amazing spirit and diversity. This helps make us so special. Our status as a leading global financial centre hinges on our shared values of diversity and inclusion. We are proud to support our Bangladeshi community.”

There is a thriving community within the City, and its neighbouring borough of Tower Hamlets is home to the largest Bangladeshi population in the UK. The Bangladeshi community have made a major contribution to the UK in many areas including commerce, politics, art, culture and food.

There are currently five Bangladeshi MPs and many examples of important contributions to the media and business worlds, and numerous well-known artists and writers.

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