DHAKA, May 17, 2017 (BSS) - Bangladesh Chattra League (BCL), the student wing of ruling Awami League, today brought out a colorful rally in the capital marking the 36th homecoming day of Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The rally started from the Modhur Canteen of the Dhaka University and paraded different thoroughfares adjacent to the campus. It ended after coming in front of Raju sculpture at the TSC.
Chattra League president Saifur Rahman Sohag and General Secretary SM Zakir Hossain led the rally.
The rally was attended, among others, by Dhaka University Chattra League President Abid Al Hasan, General Secretary Motahar Hossen, Chattra League Vice-President Arifur Rahman Limon, Joint General Secretary Abdur Razzak Lalon, Organizing Secretary Shariful Islam Farque and office secretary Delwar Hossen Shahjada. Along with the central leaders, several thousand leaders and activists from Dhaka University, Dhaka College, Eden Mahila College, Dhaka City North and Dhaka City South took part in the rally.
After the assassination of Bangabandhu, Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned to the country in 1981 after long exile.
Several hundred thousands of people from different corners throughout the country gathered in the capital to receive her on May 17 in 1981.
Bangabandhu and most of his family members were brutally killed on the night of August 15 in 1975, but his two daughters -- Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana were luckily survived as they were staying in abroad in that time.
Sheikh Hasina was elected president of the Awami League at the party's three-day national conference held on February 14,15 and 16 in 1981 when she was abroad.
Later, she returned to the country from India.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)