The official birthday of His Majesty King Charles III and the coronation of Their Majesties The King and Queen were commemorated in the capital by the British High Commission in Dhaka.
“I am delighted to host this reception to celebrate the Official Birthday of His Majesty King Charles III and the Coronation of Their Majesties The King and The Queen,” said British High Commissioner in Dhaka Sarah Cooke while addressing a reception to mark the occasions at a city hotel on Wednesday evening.
She said, “The UK and Bangladesh enjoy a strong partnership, based on our long shared history, deep people-to-people ties and as members of the Commonwealth while the British King is head of the commonwealth family of nations”.
“With thanks to our partners, we are also making a donation today to support women’s empowerment and climate justice through youth engagement in Bangladesh. His Majesty is a strong supporter of youth, community, sustainability, and diversity and with this contribution we pay tribute to him,” Cooke added.
Md Tazul Islam, the minister of local government, rural development, and cooperatives for Bangladesh, attended the reception as the honoree.
The event was attended by a large number of officials from the Bangladeshi government, the parliament, the diplomatic corps, and organizations involved in commerce, trade, social development, academics, the arts, the media, and sports.
The event’s themes were “youth, community, diversity, and sustainability” in honor of His Majesty The King.
According to the British high commission in Bangladesh, a sizable percentage of the sponsorship funds received for the event will be utilized to help the WAVE Foundation for Women in Leadership and YouthNet for Climate Justice in their efforts to promote climate advocacy among young people in Bangladesh and to empower women in leadership.