The Women and Children Affairs Ministry has taken elaborate programme to celebrate the 103rd birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the National Children's Day-2023 tomorrow in a befitting manner.
On the eve of the day, President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages today.
President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will pay tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths at his mausoleum at Tungipara in Gopalganj tomorrow.
A contingent of armed forces will give guard of honor on the occasion.
Rich tributes will also be paid to Bangabandhu by placing wreaths at his portrait on the premises of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi road number 32 in the capital.
Marking the day, the national flag will be hoisted atop all buildings of government, semi government, autonomous and private organizations as well educational institutions and Bangladesh missions abroad.
This year's theme of the day is "Smart Bangladesh er Swapne Bangabandhur Janmodin, Shishuder Chokh Samriddhir Swapne Rangin".
Women and Children Affairs Ministry will arrange a programme at Tungipara. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will join the programme as the chief guest.
The programme includes delivering of speeches by representatives of children, screening of documentary on Bangabandhu and children's rights, dance drama performance and book fair.
The premier will distribute prizes among winners of literature and cultural competitions and financial donations among insolvent but meritorious school-going students.
State Minister for Women and Children Fazilatun Nessa Indira will join the programme as the special guest.
Marking the day, discussion and cultural function will be arranged at district and upazila levels. All ministries and divisions will take respective programmes. Discussions, essay and drawing competitions will also be held.
Special supplement and posters will be published in newspapers, important roads and establishments will be illuminated.
Bangladesh Betar, Bangladesh Television and other private TV channels and radio stations including community radio will air special programmes highlighting the significance of the day in the life of Bangalees.
Special discussion will be arranged on children's health consciousness, nutrition and food.
Bangladesh missions abroad will also celebrate the day in a befitting manner.
Special munajat and prayers will be offered at all mosques, temples, pagodas, churches and other places of prayers.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha