DHAKA, Jan 4, 2017 (BSS) - The 69th founding anniversary of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), student wing of Awami League, was celebrated in the city and elsewhere across the country with fanfare and festivity.
On the occasion, the BCL placed wreaths at the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Dhanmondi at 6.30 am and cut cakes at Dhaka University Curzon Hall at 8 am.
A colourful procession was brought out from the Aparajeya Bangla on Dhaka University campus and ended at Bangabandhu Avenue's BCL central office premises parading different streets of the city including Shahbag, Doel Chhattar, Matshaw Bhaban, Jatiya Press Club, Paltan Intersection, and GPO areas.
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader, also the Road, Transport and Bridges Minister, inaugurated the rally at about 12 noon.
Apart from the central unit, leaders and workers of BCL from all other units including Dhaka University, Dhaka South and North of BCL, Jahangirnagar University, Jagannath University, Eden College, Home Economic, Badrunnesa College and Dhaka College took part in the rally.
BCL President Saifur Rahman Sohag, General Secretary SM Jakir Hossain, Office Secretary Delwar Hossain Shahjada, DU unit President of BCL Abid-Al-Hasan and Geneal Secretary Motahar Hossain Prince, among others, were present there.
The largest student organization having glorious heritage of struggle and success, the BCL came into being on January 4 in 1948 at the instruction of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with view to attaining the country's independence.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)