Bangladesh Day celebrated in Canada

Staff Correspondent . Dhaka | Update:

Children present a traditional dance recital recently at the Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Photo: CollectedBangladesh expatriates living in Canada have recently organised a cultural show to celebrate the history and culture of Bangladesh.

Clad in traditional attire, the artistes performed Bangla songs and dance recitals.

A fashion show of Bangladesh's traditional dresses was held at the programme titled Bangladesh Day, the first of its kind in Canada, says a press statement.

Supported by member of Canadian Federal Parliament for the Nepean riding, Chandra Arya, the event was held with much festivity and fanfare at the Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

Guests at a Bangladesh expatriates` programme recently. Photo: CollectedChandra Arya in his speech stressed the importance of preserving one's own culture. Bangladeshi expatriates in Canada also spoke on the occasion.

A special homage was paid at the programme to father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by screening a documentary on his life and contributions.

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau gave a message to mark the programme.

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