Born on August 8, 1930 at Tungipara village in Gopalganj, Bangamata was brutally killed by the assassins of Father of the Nation on August 15 in 1975
The 90th birth anniversary of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, wife of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, will be observed on Saturday.
Born on August 8, 1930 at Tungipara village in Gopalganj, Bangamata was brutally killed by the assassins of Father of the Nation on August 15 in 1975.
The Women and Children Affairs Ministry has taken elaborate programs to observe Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib’s birth anniversary nationally. The theme this year is – ‘Bangamata is a courageous symbol of sacrifice and beauty.”
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to join the Bangamata birthday celebration program virtually from Ganabhaban as the chief guest.
Awami League presidium member Begum Matia Chowdhury will present the keynote paper at the birthday celebration program.
State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Fazilatun Nessa Indira will chair the Bangamata birth anniversary celebration program at Bangladesh Shishu Academy auditorium.
On Bangamata’s birth day, the ministry will distribute sewing machines and cash through mobile banking to distressed women affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Under the program, a total 3,200 sewing machines and Tk26 lakh — Taka 2,000 each — will be distributed among the 1,300 distressed women as per the enrolment of the beneficiaries provided by deputy commissioners of 64 districts.
At the same time, 100 laptops will be distributed among underprivileged merit students in Goplaganj district.
The financial grant will be formally transferred to the mobile numbers of the beneficiaries by the Prime Minister through the electronic system.
On behalf of the prime minister, the deputy commissioner of Gopalganj will hand over the sewing machines and laptops to the beneficiaries.
To mark the birth anniversary, subordinate organizations and agencies under the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs will hold discussions in coordination with all district administrations.
In addition, live documentaries will be screened based on the glorious working life of Bangamata. Bangladesh Television, Bangladesh Betar and other electronic media will broadcast special programs on Bangamata’s birth anniversary.
Different political, social and cultural organizations, including the Awami League, have taken various programs.
The Awami League programs inlcude a recitation of the Quran, milad and doa-mahfil after the paying of rich tributes at the grave of Shahid Fazilatunnesa at Banani at 10am.
Bangladesh Awami League and its Dhaka City North and Dhaka City South units will participate in the program.
To mark Bangamata’s birth anniversary, Bangladesh Krishak League will organize a discussion and doa mahfil at the Awami League central office at Bangabandhu Avenue at 12pm on Saturday. Information Minister and Awami League joint general secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud will attend the program as the chief guest.
Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader urged all leaders and workers of the ruling party and its associate bodies to observe Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib’s birth anniversary in a befitting manner.