First Eid on free soil of Bangladesh

November 8, 1972          


The Eid-ul-Fitr on the free soil of Bangladesh is celebrated today in an atmosphere of joy and celebration. The Eid is observed after a month of abstinence and self-purification. Last year the people of Bangladesh could not celebrate Eid due to the atrocities of the Pakistan occupation army. In spite of high cost of essential commodities this year, the people are remarkably enthusiastic to celebrate the Eid with due festivity.

There was a stream of people to Gono Bhaban to meet Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to convey their Eid greetings. Bangabandhu met hundreds of people both at his private residence and at the official residence and exchanged happy wishes. The prime minister also called on the President Justice Abu Sayeed Chowdhury at the Bangabhaban to convey Eid greetings.


Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, the United Nations high commissioner for refugees, has sent congratulations to Bangabandhu and through him to the people of Bangladesh on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr and sent his best wishers for the health and happiness of the prime minister and the people of Bangladesh. The prime minister in his reply thanked the UN high commissioner for refugees for his Eid greetings and expressed similar sentiments on this auspicious occasion.


The Yugoslav resolution, supported by 20 countries, calling for the admission of Bangladesh in the United Nations at an early date is today sent for registration to the General Assembly Secretariat. The Yugoslav resolution will now be included in the General Assembly Agenda for discussion sometime in the third week of November, 1972.

SOURCES: November 11, 1972 issues of Bangladesh Observer, Dainik Bangla and Dainik Ittefaq.


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