Birmingham: The 46th Anniversary of the Independence and National Day of Bangladesh was observed by Bangladesh Assistant High Commission, Birmingham in a befitting manner.On 29th March 2017, the Independence and National Day Reception was held in Royale Suite Banqueting Hall, Perry Barr, Birmingham. The Lord Lieutenant of West Midlands Mr. John Crabtree, OBE represented HM the Queen. Moreover, Lord Mayor of Birmingham Councillor Carl Rice, Bangladesh High Commissioner in UK His Excellency Mr. Md. Nazmul Quaunine, The High Sheriff of West Midlands Dr. K. G. Bradshaw, Deputy Lieutenant Mr. Satya Sharma MBE, Deputy Lieutenant Dr. Rashid Gatrad OBE, Former Lord Lieutenant Mr. P. C. Sabapathy CBE, Lord Mayor of Coventry Councillor Lindsley Harvard, Mayor of Stratford Upon Avon Councillor Juliet Dorothy Short, Mayor of Shrewsbury Councillor Ioan Jones, Mayor of Warwick Councillor Christine Cross, Mayor of Sandwell Councillor Julie Webb, Mayor of Wolverhampton Councillor Barry Findlay, Councillors of Birmingham and different Cities, Pro-Vice Chancellor of Aston University, Dean of Birmingham University and Northampton University, Principal of Solihull Sixth Form College and Josheph Chamberlian College, High Officials of Police Department and Fire Service Department of Birmingham, Consul General of India Dr. Aman Puri, Vice Consul of Spain Mr. Matias Gomes Sanchez, Consul of India Mr. S. M. Chakrabarty, President of Birmingham Consular Association Mr. Keith Stokes Smith, Hon. Consul of Greece, Jamaica, Congo, Assistant High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Manchester Ms. Ferdousi Shahriar, a large section of local Bangladeshi Community along with Businessmen and representatives of electronic/print media attended at the National Day Coverage By S M Irfan Tahir Photojournalist National Union of Journalists (NUJ) Great Britain.