89th birth anniversary of Bangamata today

DHAKA, The nation observing the 89th birth

anniversary of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, wife of Father of the

Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, in a befitting manner today.

Fazilatunnesa, who played a pivotal role in nationbuilding activities and

the struggle for independent Bangladesh staying beside Bangabandhu, was born

at Tungipara village of Gopalganj district on this day in 1930.

Bangamata, a pride of the Bangalee nation, was assassinated brutally with

Bangabandhu and most of her family members by a disgruntled group of army

officers on August 15, 1975.

The birth anniversary of Bangamata will be observed nationally this year

too. Women and Children Affairs Ministry has drawn up elaborate programme to

observe the day nationally.

To mark the day, a discussion will be held at Bangabandhu International

Conference Centre (BICC) today morning.

Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Choudhury will attend the

discussion as the chief guest.

President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave separate

messages praying profound respect to Bangamata.

Bangladesh Television, Bangladesh Betar and other electronic media will

broadcast special programmes.

Bangladesh Awami League, various political, social, cultural and student

organizations, including associated bodies of AL, will observe the day in a

befitting manner through elaborate programmes across the country.

Awami League leaders and workers will pay homage to Bangamata by placing

wreaths at her grave at the Banani graveyard at 8am.

Qurankhwani, milad and doamahfil will be arranged seeking peace of her

departed soul.

A cross section of people will also place wreaths at her grave.

AL general secretary and road transport and bridges minister Obaidul

Quader has urged leaders and workers of the party and associate bodies to

observe the birth anniversary of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib with

due respect and solemnity.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)