Bangladesh Awami League (AL) and its front organisations today celebrated the 43rd homecoming day of its President Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the city and district in a befitting manner.
On the occasion of Sheikh Hasina's Homecoming Day, various social, cultural and political organisations, including the Awami League, have taken different programmes on the day.
Special doa and prayers were offered at different mosques, temples, churches and pagodas in the city and district seeking the long and healthy life of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on this occasion.
The programmes included placing of wreaths at the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman followed by milad mahfil and discussion.
Chattogram city, north and south district units of AL observed the day through elaborate programmes including placing of wreaths at Bangabandhu’s portrait at the party office this morning and holding of discussions, milad and doa mahfil.
Chattogram city unit of AL held a discussion at Bangabandhu Hall of Chattogram Press Club around 3 pm with its acting President Mahtab Uddin Chowdhury in the chair.
City AL General Secretary and former city Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin, Khurshed Alam Sujan, Altaf Hossain Bacchu and Advocate Iftakher Saimul Chowdhury, among others, spoke on the occasion.
Narrating the enormous importance of the day, Mahtab Uddin Chowdhury said Sheikh Hasina removed the darkness from the country which engulfed the entire nation after the assassination of Bangabandhu and most of his family members on August 15, 1975, after returning to the country.
He said Bangladesh has now become a global role model of development under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina.
AJM Nasir Uddin urged the leaders and activists of AL to work unitedly for speeding up the development to ensure welfare of mass people for making the hard-earned independence a success.
“The speakers said after the return of Sheikh Hasina to the country paved the way for reestablishing democracy and spirit of the War of Liberation and trial of the war criminals to free the nation from the stigma.
We should strengthen the hands of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for building a peaceful and developed 'Sonar Bangla' free from hunger, poverty, exploitation and injustice as dreamt by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,” he added.
Meanwhile, Chattogram south and north district AL also organized same programmes at their respective offices at Andarkillah and Dost Building here this morning.
On the other hand, different units of Bangladesh Chhatra League, Awami-Juba League and other associate bodies of AL brought out several processions in different areas of the city marking the day.
On May 17 in 1981, Sheikh Hasina returned to the country after a long exile.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha