On October 18, 1964, Sheikh Russell also the younger brother of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was born at the historic Bangabandhu’s Dhanmondi residence.
Sheikh Russel was killed along with most of his family members, including his father, on August 15, 1975 when he was a student of class IV of University Laboratory School.
Awami League, its associate bodies and socio-cultural organisations will arrange various programmes to observe the day.
Dhaka North and South Awami League have organised a discussion programme at 10:30am at Priyanka Community Centre in Dhanmondi.
With a statement, Awami League general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam have requested the party leaders, activists, well-wishers and people from all spheres of life to observe the birthday of Sheikh Russel in benefitting manner.
In addition, all the associate bodies of Awami League were also requested to observe similar programmes across the country.
To mark the day, Bangabandhu Shishu Kishore Mela have organised a discussion programme at 10:30am at Jatiyo Protibondhi Unnayan Foundation in Mirpur, Dhaka. Nuruzzaman Ahmed, state minister for Social Welfare Ministry will attend the programme as chief guest.
Meanwhile, Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra is organising a four-day long ‘Sheikh Russel School Table Tennis Tournament’, in association with Bangladesh Table Tennis Federation.
With the theme, “Sports for Every Child”, the tournament will continue at Shahid Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Stadium in Dhaka till October 21.