Bangladesh Embassy in Japan on Saturday observed the National Mourning Day and the 45th death anniversary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The first part of the program began in the morning at the Embassy premise while the national flag was hoisted half-mast by the Chargé d' Affaires Dr Sahida Akter. Diplomats, staff members of the embassy and Bangladeshi expatriates were present on the occasion, says a press release.
To mark the day and pay homage to the memory of Bangabandhu, one-minute silence was observed followed by special prayer (munajat) for the peace and salvation of the departed souls of Bangabandhu and his family members.
A discussion took place at the Bangabandhu Auditorium on the ideology, work and life of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
A video documentary on the life and works of Bangabandhu was also screened at the program.
Dr Ziaul Abedin, minister and head of Chancery of the Embassy, conducted the event.