50th VICTORY DAY CELEBRATIONS OF BANGLADESH
Never since antiquity, in the history of mankind, a new nation was born resulting from a War between two nations. The jointmanship of the three brave Armed Forces of India together with Mukti-Bahini had written a Chapter of Glory and Valour, to be remembered in footprints of time for the future generations. The attack on Karachi (OP Trident and Python) on the western Seaboard, the attack on Dacca, Chittagong, Khulna, Cox Bazar and Mongla by the Seahawks from Vikrant, The stealth attack by the daredevils of Muktibahini trained for Operation X by Late Capt MN Samant, MVC and his team, the joint attack by the valiant Indian Air Force’s precision bombing and the charged up Army advancing through the Padma and Meghna fronts and the Bangladesh terrain, closing in from all directions into Dhaka… resulted in the surrender of the 95,000 Pak, 49 years ago… resulted in the birth of a new Nation… “B-A-N-G-L-A-D-E-S-H”. A great Day for Sam Bahadur, Indira Gandhi and Shaikh Mujibur Rahman.
A week prior to Vijay Diwas, the Dep High Commissioner of Bangladesh Mr Md Lutfor Rahman called up Cdr Vijay Vadhera, President NFMC inviting the Veterans, who had participated in the Indo-Pak War, for their 50th Victory Day celebrations programmed on 16 Dec 2020 at Taj President, Cuff Parade Colaba, by the Bangladesh Consulate. The later broadcast a WhatsApp message to the NFMC members requesting for names. The list was forwarded to Mr Rahman, but unfortunately Cdr Vadhera had to be hospitalised for Gall bladder complications and requested Cdr Raj Dutta, Secy NFMC to represent him at the Bangladesh Day celebrations
I called up Mr Rahman and promptly he WhatsAppéd me the invite for the Taj function together with Time line of the celebrations. I and other Veterans attending got in touch with Mr Azhar Mallam, the Protocol Asst and responded RSVP.
Mr. Md. Lutfor Rahman was born in Thakurgaon, Bangladesh on 16 October, 1970. He grduated from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 1995. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Gvoernment of Bangladesh in Febraury, 1998. He served in the Headquarters for 2 years as Assistant Secretary in different sections. He was posted to Bangladesh Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2000 and continued to serve till September, 2004. He then served as First Secretary for two years in Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in Karachi, Pakistan. Mr. Rahman returned to the Headquaters and assumed the charge as Director in Febraury, 2007. After serving for 02 years in Dhaka, Mr. Rahman joined Bangladesh Mission in Riydh, Saudi Arabia as Counsellor. After a rather short stint, he was posted to Bangladesh Embassy in Rabat, Morocco as Chrge d’Affaires ad interim in 2010. Upon completion of his tenure of 04 years, he came back to Headquaters in September, 2014 and was promoted to the rank of Director General. He led the Consular and Welfare Wing and the External Publicity Wing respectively before being posted to Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in Mumbai. His hobbies are reading books watching Sports & movies. He is primarily interested in literature, mythology and Development Economics. Mr. Rahman is married and blessed with two children.
Md Lutfor Rahman with Governor of Mah
H.E. Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari
16 Dec 2020- VIJAY DIWAS
The Ball room center stage was adorned with a large backdrop of revered Bangabandhu ‘Shaikh Mujibur Rahman’ on whose memory the Golden Jubilee year is dedicated ‘Mujib Year’s Diplomacy: Friendship & Prosperity’. The sacred corner on the left of stage was dedicated for the frames of Bangabandhu Mujib, PM Shaikh Hasina and President Mr Abdul Hamid. The presentation screen and the acoustics corner was to the right.
THE CENTRE STAGE BACKDROP
THE SACRED CORNERPROCEEDINGS
Happy Bijoy Diwas !
Jai Hind !