BSS-40 71st anniversary of AL: webinar on youth expectations tomorrow





71st anniversary of AL: webinar on youth expectations tomorrow

DHAKA, June 21, 2020 (BSS) – The 71st founding anniversary of
Bangladesh Awami League, the party which spearheaded the country’s
1971 Liberation War, will be observed on June 23 particularly on
virtual media due to the coronavirus pandemic.

To mark the day, a webinar on ‘Youth Expectations from Bangladesh Awami League’ will be held tomorrow which can be watched live from 8:30pm on the party’s official facebook page ( and youtube channel
(, said a press release.

It will also be aired on private run Somoy television and Bijoy TV as well as the official facebook pages of leading national dailies including Ittefaq and Samakal and online portal

The discussants of the program are AL Organizing Secretaries Abu Sayeed
Al Mahmud Shapan, MP, and Shafiul Alam Chowdhury Nadel, Office
Secretary Barrister Biplab Barua, Forest and Environment Secretary Delwar Hossain, Research and Information Secretary Dr Selim Mahmud,
International Affairs Secretary Dr Shammi Ahmed and Central Working
Committee members Golam Kabir Rabbani Chinu and Marufa Akter Popi.

Prime Minister’s Special Assistant and a member of Awami League’s
International Affairs Sub-committee Barrister Shah Ali Farhad will
moderate the webinar.

Bangladesh Awami League was formed on 23rd June in 1949 at Dhaka’s
Rose Garden by a group of farsighted leaders of the then East Bengal.

Since then the party regulated the course of the country’s history
of liberation, led the struggles for realizing people’s rights and
liberated the country from the clutches of Pakistani occupational

During the pre-liberation movements and struggles, Bangabandhu
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the architect of independent Bangladesh and
the Father of the Nation, was the youngest leader of Awami League.

When he became the President of Awami League, he chose young
activists to work with him.

Throughout the history of Bangladesh, Awami League has been led by
young politicians with bright minds and revolutionary ideas as well as
experienced and seasoned politicians.

In 1981, when Sheikh Hasina, daughter of Bangabandhu, returned home
from exile and took up the helm of the party’s leadership, she was also
the youngest among other leaders.

Sheikh Hasina, with the help of her party men, strengthened
Bangladesh’s economy and state system. With young leaders on her side,
she had to endure oppression of the opposition and now leading
Bangladesh towards Vision 2041.

On its 71st anniversary, AL wants to continue its regular
interaction with youths and understand their expectations from these
veterans, the release said.