Mujibnagar Day today
Published : Wednesday, 17 April, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 576
The nation observes the historic Mujibnagar Day today (Wednesday) to recall the oath-taking of the country's first government at Boidhyanathtala in Meherpur in 1971 during War of Liberation.
President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have issued separate messages on this occasion.
In his message, President Abdul Hamid said under the leadership of the exile Mujibnagar government, the country had achieved the great independence through a nine-month armed struggle on December 16, 1971.
For the formation of the government of the exile Mujibnagar government, he said, the world community
had extended their support and cooperation to the Bangalee nation who struggled for independence of the country.
The President expected that the present generation would be able to know the real history of the Liberation War through observing the historic day.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her message said the first government of the independent Bangladesh had taken oath at Boidhyanathtala in Meherpur along with endorsing the proclamation of the independence. The historic place was recognised as Mujibnagar on that day.
They also recalled the memory of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and four national leaders with due respect and prayed for eternal peace of their departed souls.
The ruling Awami League (AL) has chalked out elaborated programme to mark the historic Mujibnagar Day.
As part of the programme, the national and party flags will be hoisted atop Bangabandhu Bhaban in the capital and party offices across the country around 6:00 am today.
Party leaders and workers will place wreaths at the portrait of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Bangabandhu Bhaban in the city's Dhanmondi around 7:00 am.
The programmes at Mujibnagar include hoisting of national flag at 6:30 am, placing wreath at Mujibnagar Memorial at 11:00 am and holding of discussion followed by a cultural function at Sheikh Hasina Mancha around 5:00pm.
AL Presidium Member and convener of Historic Mujibnagar Day observance Engineer Mosharraf Hossain will preside over the discussion where AL Advisory Council member Amir Hossain Amu is expected to be the chief guest.
Besides, ministers, renowned personalities, leaders and freedom fighters will look over a parade to be displayed by BGB, police, Ansar and VDP, scouts and school students at Mujibnagar, said a press release.