Today (04 November 2023), the Bangladesh Embassy, Tokyo has observed the National Constitution Day 2023 in a befitting manner. H.E. Ambassador Mr. Shahabuddin Ahmed, all Embassy officers and officials attended the event.
The day’s program started in the morning with reading out messages issued by the Hon’ble President and Hon’ble Prime Minister on the occasion of “National Constitution Day 2023”. This was followed by the remarks of H.E. the Ambassador. In his remarks, H.E. Mr. Shahabuddin Ahmed paid profound homage to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman under whose charismatic leadership Bangladesh fought War of Liberation and achieved victory on 16 December 1971.
He said it was remarkable that Bangabandhu could present a Constitution for the people in a remarkably short time following independence. The Bangaali nation obtained its first Constitution, the Constitution of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, in less than a year on 04 November 1972. Therefore, the theme of this year “বঙ্গবন্ধুর ভাবনা, সংবিধানের বর্ণনা” is very appropriate and relevant as it shows the vision of ideals on which Bangladesh was established as the four fundamental principles of the Constitution are nationalism, socialism, democracy, and secularism. The Ambassador called upon all present to uphold the dignity of the Constitution of Bangladesh in words and spirit.
A discussion on the significance of the day was held following the address of H.E. the Ambassador. The speakers highlighted the significance of ‘National Constitution Day’ and expressed their firm commitment to uphold the dignity and sanctity of the National Constitution in their life, work and practice the values enshrined in the Constitution.