The Church of Bangladesh (CoB) paid a fitting tribute to Bishop Barnabas Dwijen Mondal to mark the occasion of 40 years of his consecration. On 16th February 1975 Bishop Mondal was consecrated as the first native Bishop of the Church of Bangladesh. He had a very challenging period throughout the years of his service however it laid the basis of the present structure of the Church of Bangladesh.
Bishop Mondal was ordained as a Deacon of the Anglican Church in 1964 when Bangladesh was part of Pakistan and before gaining independence.
The programme commenced with a song sung by a group led by Mr. Francis Bala. The programme was then conducted by Rev. Martin Hira Mondal.Bishop Michael S Baroi, Mr. David L. Mazumdar and Mr. Albert A K Samadder recalled the work of Bishop Mondal with unbound gratitude on behalf of the staff of CoB, the Parish and the priests. Mr. Jones L Roy also presented a brief, although well articulate biography of Bishop Mondal during the ceremony.
Church of Bangladesh celebrated its glorious 40th years after independence of our country on 5th December 2014. Advocate Promod Mankhin, MP, Deputy-Minister of Social Welfare attended as the chief guest in the ceremony. Besides, Rt. Rev. Barnabas Dwijen Mondol and Rt. Rev. Michael S Baroi graced the ceremony being the chief guests.