Nation recalls Bangabandhu with love and respect
Published : Friday, 17 March, 2023 at 6:17 PM Count : 336
The nation on Friday recalled Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with profound gratitude, love and respect by celebrating his 103rd anniversary in a befitting manner.
The day, a public holiday, was also be celebrated as the National Children's Day.
Bangabandhu was born in Tungipara village of Gopalganj on March 17, 1920. While studying at Islamia College in Kolkata, he got involved in active politics.
Both while in and out of jail, Bangabandhu had led the Language Movement. On February 21, 1952 when Language Movement activists were killed, Bangabandhu was observing a hunger strike in jail.
In continuation of the Language Movement, all major movements of Bangalees including the General Elections in 1970 and the War of Liberation in 1971 were led by Sheikh Mujib.
Through his dynamic leadership, Bangabandhu had organised the Bengali nation to fight against exploitation and repression by the Pakistani rulers. The movement culminated in independent Bangladesh through the nine-month Liberation War in 1971.
When Bangabandhu was moving forward with an aim to build a Golden Bangladesh overcoming all obstacles, the defeated and anti-liberation war clique assassinated him along with most of his family members on August 15, 1975.
The government declared the period from March 17, 2020 to March 26, 2021 as the 'Mujib Borsho' marking the birth centenary of Bangabandhu. However, it was extended till March 31 this year.
Different socio-political organisations, including Awami League and its associated bodies, chalked out elaborate programmes to celebrate the day.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and President Abdul Hamid placed wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu at Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi on Friday morning.
Then Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid homage to Bangabandhu by placing wreaths at his grave at 10.30am.
At that time, she also place guard of honour and participated in a prayer.
President Abdul Hamid paid homage to Bangabandhu by placing wreaths at his grave in Tungipara at 10:00am.