DHAKA, March 17, 2019 (BSS) – Thousands of people from all walks of life
including Awami League (AL) leaders and workers today thronged Dhanmondi-32
in the city and paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh
Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu marking his
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 programmes 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 32
Dhanmondi Road here this morning.
After laying the wreath, she stood in solemn silence for some time as a
mark of profound respect to the memory of Father of the Nation.
Cabinet members, PM’s advisers, parliament members and senior leaders of
Bangladesh Awami League (AL) were present.
Later, flanked by the central party leaders of AL, Sheikh Hasina laid
another wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu on behalf of her party as the
president of Bangladesh Awami League.
PM’s Adviser HT Imam, AL Advisory Council Members Amir Hossain Amu, Tofail
Ahmed and Advocate Yusuf Hossain Humayun, Presidium Members Begum Matia
Chowdhury, Abdul Matin Khashru and Dr Abdur Razzaque, Acting General
Secretary Mahbub-ul Alam Hanif, Joint Secretary Abdur Rahman, Organizing
Secretaries AFM Bahauddin Nasim, Enamul Haque Shamim, B M Mozemmel Haque,
Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury and Abu Sayeed Al Mahmud Swapan, Publicity and
Publication Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud, Information and Research Secretary
Advocate Afzal Husain, Relief and Welfare Secretary Sujit Roy Nandi and other
leaders of the party were present on the occasion.
Later, the leaders of associate bodies of Awami League and other Socio-
cultural organisations placed wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu.
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
Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud paid rich tributes to Father of the
Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the early hours of today.
On the occasion of 100th birthday of the great leader, the minister paid
homage by placing a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu at Jatiya Press
Club (JPC) here at 12.01 am as he attended a function organised 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.
The information minister also cut a cake on the occasion.
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.
The authority of Dhaka University (DU) also observed Bangabandhu’s 99th
birth anniversary and the National Children’s Day-2019 today in a befitting
As part of the programmes, 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 at 10.30
with Prof Akhtaruzzaman in the chair.
While addressing the programme, the VC paid rich tributes to the memory of
Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.