Bangladesh holds cultural, economic event for golden jubilee

(Photo: Handouts from the Bangladesh Embassy)
(Photo: Handouts from the Bangladesh Embassy)
AMMAN — The Bangladesh Embassy in Jordan recently organized a seminar and a virtual cultural event at the Fair Mont Hotel in Amman to celebrate the country’s golden jubilee.اضافة اعلان

At the beginning of the event, Bangladesh’s Ambassador to Jordan Nahida Sobhan welcomed the guests and gave a short speech, before going over the country’s various achievements since its independence some 50 years ago.

(Photo: Handouts from the Bangladesh Embassy)

The ambassador said that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of Bangladesh, “dreamed of a ‘Golden Bengal.’ The golden Bengal he dreamed of was a country free from hunger, poverty, illiteracy, and communalism.”

The ambassador went on to highlight the country’s development in different fields including education, health, agriculture, information, technology, women's empowerment, and more, under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the daughter of Bangabandhu.

(Photo: Handouts from the Bangladesh Embassy)

Rahman highlighted Bangladesh's garment sector, which when it comes to exports, rankssecond in the world. She added that Bangladesh is also now self-sufficient in food and fish production, and achieved its UN Millennium Goals signed in 2000.

The ambassador highlighted how the country managed to achieve positive growth in its GDP during the pandemic, and is now seeking to strengthen economic ties. At the same time, Bangladesh is also considering to invest in other countries, Rahman said.

Various Bangladeshi products were exhibited at the venue, where guests were allowed to try them out. At the end of the seminar, a colorful virtual cultural program and videos on Bangladesh were shown, according to the statement.

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