Washington, DC, the US capital, has declared Mar 26, 2019 as ‘Bangladesh Day’ to commemorate the 48th anniversary of the nation’s independence.
Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser made the declaration on Tuesday.
“On this day, people of Bangladesh remember the leadership of the father of their nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and the valor of the freedom fighters that led to the independence of their country,” the mayor wrote.
She also thanked the embassy of Bangladesh for its contributions to the cultural diversity of the city and its participation in various local events. Mayor Bowser had also declared Mar 26, 2018 as ‘Bangladesh Day’.