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Dhaka, Saturday   17 April 2021

UK’s 2nd tallest skyscraper lit up red and green

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 12:42 PM, 1 April 2021  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

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

High Commissioner for Bangladesh to the UK and Ireland Saida Muna Tasneem along with Canary Warf Group Chairman and CEO Sir George Iacobescu CBE inaugurated the special lighting on Monday evening, according to a press release received Dhaka on Wednesday. 

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 Warf 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 Iacobescu highly commended Bangladesh’s spectacular successes in the socio-economic fronts in the past decade and the 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.

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

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

Earlier on March 26, the iconic London Eye was lit up, marking the Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh’s Independence.