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UK skyscraper lit up red and green to commemorate 50 years of Bangladesh’s independence

  • Published at 10:48 am April 1st, 2021
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The Canary Wharf Group’s headquarters lit up in red and green, marking the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence. BSS

The Canary Wharf Group’s headquarters lit up in red and green, marking the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence.

The United Kingdom’s second tallest building in London’s high-profile business district Canary Wharf has been lit up in red and green, marking the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence.

High Commissioner for Bangladesh to the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland Saida Muna Tasneem along with Canary Wharf Group Chairman and CEO Sir George Lacobescu CBE inaugurated the special lighting on Monday evening, according to a press release received on Wednesday.

The national anthems of Bangladesh and the UK were played, and the podium and nearby waterfront were magnificently illuminated in red and green, marking the occasion.

While lighting up the “One Canada Square” - the Canary Wharf Group’s headquarters, Tasneem said, “I am delighted to illuminate the most important building in the historic borough of Tower Hamlets where Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman made several visits, including his historic visit in 1969.”

The High Commissioner mentioned that the Bangladesh flag was raised at the Westminster Abbey Tower Hamlets Mayor office - known as Town Hall and Bromley Public Hall at Tower Hamlets - at the initiative of the London High Commission on the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence.

Speaking on the occasion, Sir Lacobescu highly commended Bangladesh’s spectacular success in the socio-economic fronts in the past decade, and achievements of the British-Bangladeshi community in the UK.

He chanted the historic “Joy Bangla” slogan in Bangla to express solidarity with the spirit of the War of Independence of Bangladesh.

The lighting up of the Canary Wharf is a part of Bangladesh High Commission’s nine-month celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Bangladesh’s Independence that began in London on 26 March.

The Canary Wharf Group is the UK’s largest corporate group that employs many British-Bangladeshis and promotes charity and sports between Bangladesh and the UK.

Earlier on 26 March, the iconic London Eye was lit up, also marking the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s Independence.

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