RAJSHAHI, March 17, 2017 (BSS) - The 98th birthday of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Children's Day-2017 were celebrated in the city and its adjacent areas today amid much festivity.
Marking the day, the district administration brought out a colourful rally from the Laboratory School premises that ended at Shilpakala Academy ground after parading some of the thoroughfares.
A large number of people, including schoolboys and girls in colourful dresses, joined the rally.
Afterwards, a discussion and prize-giving ceremony was held at the Shilpakala Academy hall room.
Commissioner of Rajshahi division Noor-Ur-Rahman addressed the discussion as chief guest wile Deputy Commissioner of Rajshahi Kazi Ashraf Uddin was in the chair.
The district administration and Bangladesh Shishu Academy also arranged a daylong programme, including painting competitions, handwriting, essay and extempore speech for children paying rich tributes to the Father of the Nation.
The competitions were held at different educational institutions in the metropolis and the district.
Marking the birth the day, local socio-cultural and political organisations arranged separate programmes in the city and upazila headquarters.
The programmes included discussions, cultural shows, screenings of documentaries and competitions.
Local units of Bangladesh Awami League and its front organisations also celebrated the day through a daylong programme, including hoisting of national and party flags, garlanding portraits of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and four national leaders and holding discussions.
The speakers said if the children learn the authentic history of Bangladesh, they would be worthy citizens of the country.
Rajshahi University, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, Rajshahi Education Board and other educational institutions also celebrated the day, paying rich tributes to Bangabandhu.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)