To spread the activities of Bijoyful across the world, members of the Bangladeshi community in the UK have launched Bijoyful activities 2017. This year’s activities started at 6 in the evening on 30th November.
Freedom fighters, Speaker of the Tower Hamlets Council and Chair of the Bijoyful declared the activities at Altab Ali Park by laying wreath at hhe Shahid Minar.
Guests who were attending the launch, observed one minutes silence in remembrance of recently died Mayor of Dhaka North Anisul Haque.
The launch was presented by Co-ordinator of Bijoyful Poet Milton Rahman and Poetess Farah Naz. Guests who addressed the audience at the event included Freedom Fighter Lokman Hossain, Freedom Fighter Abu Musa Hasan, Freedom Fighter Koysor Syed, Freedom Fighter Abdul Hadi, Speaker of Tower Hamlets Council Sabina Akter, Cllr Firoz Gani, Sirajul Basit Chowdhury, Mujahid Chowdhury and Chair of Bijoyful Central Committee Shamim Azad and others.
Arfuman Chowdhury and Sritmi Azad sang song at the event.
Later a follow on event took place at the Brady Art Centre where the freedom fighters reminisced their days at war. Sadia Afroz sang song at the event and Sritmi Azad recited poems.
Freedom fighter Abu Musa Hasan presented a 40 taka note to Shamim Azad which portrayed him and his co-fighters of independence war.