Bangamata’s 90th birth anniversary observed
DHAKA, Aug 8, 2020 (BSS) – The 90th birth anniversary of Bangamata
Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib was observed across the country today with
Fazilatunnesa, wife of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh
Mujibur Rahman and mother of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was born at
Tungipara village of Gopalganj district on August 8 in 1930.
Begum Fazilatunnesa, who had played a pivotal role in nation
building activities and struggled for an independent Bangladesh
staying beside Bangabandhu, embraced martyrdom along with Bangabandhu
and other family members in a brutal predawn attack by some
disgruntled army personnel on August 15 in 1975.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday
issued separate messages marking the 90th birth anniversary of
The Ministry of Women and Children Affairs took elaborate programmes
to observe the 90th birth anniversary of Bangamata nationally with the
theme “Bangamata is courageous symbol of sacrifice and beauty”.
The ministry organized a discussion marking the anniversary at
Shishu Academy. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressed the discussion
as the chief guest through virtual media from her official Ganabhaban
residence in the city.
Awami League (AL) Presidium member Begum Matia Chowdhury presented a
keynote paper in the discussion with State Minister for Women and
Children Affairs Fazilatun Nessa Indira in the chair. A documentary on
life and works of Bangamata was screened in the discussion.
To mark the day, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina through
videoconferencing distributed 100 laptops among poor meritorious
students in Goplaganj district and 3,200 sewing machines and Taka 26
lakh — Taka 2,000 each — using Nagad mobile banking among 1,300
distressed women across the country.
Earlier, the day-long programme began in the morning through placing
of wreaths at Bangamata Fazilatunnesa Mujib’s grave by Awami League
(AL) general secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul
Quader and other leaders.
AL Presidium Members Begum Matia Chowdhury, Advocate Jahangir Kabir
Nanak and Abdur Rahman, Information Minister and AL Joint General
Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud, Joint General Secretaries Mahbubul Alam
Hanif and AFM Bahauddin Nasim, Publicity and Publications Secretary Dr
Abdus Sobhan Golap and Science and Technology Affairs Secretary Abdus
Sabur were present, among others, on the occasion.
Leaders and workers of different organizations including AL and its
associate bodies also offered Quran Khwani, milad and doa mahfils near
the grave seeking divine blessings and eternal peace of the departed
soul of Bangamata.
Later, Dhaka City north and south units of AL, Awami Jubo League,
Bangladesh Chhatra League, Awami Swechchhasebak League, Jubo Mahila
League, Krishak League, Mahila Awami League, Jatiya Sramik League,
Tanti League, Dhaka city north and south units of Jubo League, Dhaka
city north and south units of Awami Swechchhasebak League, Bangamata
Parishad, Bangabandhu Parishad, Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote and other
organizations paid tributes to Bangamata by placing wreaths at her
Besides, Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh
also paid homage to Bangamata by placing wreath at her grave.
AL Relief and Social Welfare Sub Committee distributed COVID-19
protective equipment at the party’s central office in the city’s
Bangabandhu Avenue marking the birth anniversary of Bangamata. AL
general secretary Obaidul Quader addressed the programme through
videoconferencing as the chief guest.
At the same time, medical and protective materials were given to
different district hospitals, upazila health complexes, eight COVID-19
hospitals and 500 front fighters (doctors) against coronavirus.
AL Presidium members Jahangir Kabir Nanak and Abdur Rahman, Joint
General Secretaries Mahbubul Alam Hanif and AFM Bahauddin Nasim,
Organizing Secretaries Ahmed Hossain, BM Mozammel Haque and Mirza
Azam, Relief and Social Welfare Secretary Sujit Roy Nandi, Science and
Technology Affairs Secretary Abdus Sabur and Health Affairs Secretary
Dr Rokeya Sultana addressed the programme, among others, with AL
Central Working Committee member Mostofa Jalal Mohiuddin in the chair.
Besides, Krishak League organized a discussion and doa mahfil at AL
central office in the city Bangabandhu Avenue, marking the 90th birth
anniversary of Bangamata while AL Joint General Secretary and
Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud addressed the function as the
AL Relief and Social Welfare Secretary Sujit Roy Nandi addressed the
discussion as the special guest with Krishak League President Samir
Chanda in the chair. Krishak League General Secretary Umme Kulsum
Smrity conducted the programme.
Dhaka city south unit of Awami Jubo League organized Quran Khwani,
doa and milad mahfil at AL central office in the city’s Bangabandhu
Avenue and distributed foods among the destitute people marking the
90th birth anniversary of Bangamata.
Jubo League General Secretary Md Mainul Hossain Khan Nikhil
addressed the function as the chief guest.