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Nation celebrates 100th birthday of Bangabandhu

  • Published at 01:20 am March 18th, 2019
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President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina place wreaths at the Tomb of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of his 99th birth anniversary at Tungipara, Gopalganj on Sunday, March 17, 2019 Focus Bangla

The premier paid the homage by placing a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at the historic Dhanmondi Road 32

Thousands of people from all walks of life including Awami League (AL) leaders and workers thronged Dhanmondi-32 in the city and paid tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu marking his 99th birth anniversary.

On the day, the Bangabandhu Bhaban in Dhanmondi turned into a human sea.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman heralding the nationwide programs on the occasion of 100th birthday of the great leader.

The premier paid the homage by placing a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at the historic Dhanmondi Road 32.

Cabinet members, PM’s advisers, parliament members and senior leaders of Awami League were present.

The day is also celebrated across the country as the National Children’s Day with the theme “Bangabandhu’s birthday, rinse life of the children with colour”.

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud paid tributes by placing a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu at National Press Club at 12:01am as he attended a function organized by Muktijuddher Chetonay Sangbadik Forum, a platform of pro-liberation journalists, marking Bangabandhu’s birthday.

Awami League acting general secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Minister Mustafa Jabbar, senior journalists Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury and Monjurul Ahsan Bulbul, were present, among others.

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the architect of the Independent Bangladesh, was born in 1920 in a respected Muslim family at Tungipara in Gopalganj on this day.

Dhaka University also observed Bangabandhu’s 99th birth anniversary and the National Children’s Day 2019.

As part of the programs, pro-vice chancellor, treasurer, senate and syndicate members, deans, provosts, proctors, chairpersons of departments, directors of institutes and office heads led by DU Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman placed wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in the morning.

A discussion was held at Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) auditorium in the morning with Prof Akhtaruzzaman in the chair.

As part of the countrywide program, the birthday of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was celebrated in all districts.

Chittagong City Corporation (CCC), district administration, different political parties, educational institution and socio-cultural organizations arranged elaborate programs marking the day.

The programs included children’s rally, placing of wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu, cultural function, discussion, essay and drawing competitions and poetry recitation.

In Rajshahi, the birthday and Children’s Day was celebrated in the city and its adjacent areas today amid much enthusiasm and festivity.

Marking the day, the district administration brought out a colourful rally from C&B Crossing that culminated at Shilpakala Academy ground after parading some of the thoroughfares. Large number of people, including schoolboys and girls in colourful dresses, joined the rally.

Afterwards, a discussion and prize-giving ceremony was held at the Shilpakala Academy hall room.

In Rangpur, thousands of people including students and youth participated in colourful programs in cheerful mood to celebrate the birth anniversary of Bangabandhu since the morning.

The district administration, Awami League and its associate bodies, Rangpur City Corporation, Shishu Academy, Shilpokola Academy, Islamic Foundation, educational institutions, socio-cultural and professional organisations celebrated the happy occasion.

In Gaibandha, the 100 birthday of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was celebrated here today with due respect and festivity.

The day is also celebrated as the National Children’s Day.

District administrations, Bangladesh Shishu Academy, Zila Shilpakala Academy, Health Department, Islamic Foundation, Social Services Department, District Information Office, Jatiya Mohila Sangstha, Bangladesh Awami League and academic institutions including socio-cultural organisations chalked out elaborate programmes marking the Day.

The programmes included hoisting of national and party flags at the party offices of AL in the morning, placing floral wreaths at the moral of Bangabandhu at pour park, bringing out colorful rally, arrangement of art and good hand writing competitions and prize distribution.