KHULNA The 56th birthday of Sheikh Russel, the youngest son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, was observed here today in a befitting manner.
Sheikh Russel was born on October 18 in 1964 at the historic Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi.
He was assassinated along with most of his family members including his father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on August 15 in 1975.
The birthday programmes included cake cutting, discussions, milad and doa mahfils, cultural functions, rallies, painting competitions and distribution of foods among the destitute people.
As part of the birthday programme, Khulna District Administration, Awami League and its associate organisations has arranged elaborate programmes including cake cutting, milad and doa mahfil, rally, discussion, cultural function, essay and art competition.
Leaders of AL and its associate bodies joined the programmes.
Marking the day, Khulna Shishu Academy organised a discussion meeting in cooperation with District Administration on the Shishu Acadamy campus.
Acting deputy commissioner of Khulna (LGED director) Ishrat Zahan addressed the discussion as the chief guest with ADC (General) Ziaur Rahman in the chair.
The function was addressed, among others, by District Women Affairs Officer Nargis Fatema Zamin and District Children Affairs Officer Md Abul Kalam.
Later, the chief guest distributed prizes among the winners of essay and art competition.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)