Bangladesh Independence Celebration in Tower Hamlets

East London Humanists were delighted to be in invited to take part in the 50th anniversary celebrations of the independence of Bangladesh organised by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets on 29 July 2021.

The celebrations were in accordance with the secular principles and ideals on which the state was founded when independence from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan was achieved in 1971 following a long struggle.

Approximately a third of the population of Tower Hamlets is of Bangladeshi heritage, the largest concentration of Bangladeshis in the UK.

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets with friends and family
A dance dating from the independence struggle
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