The 53rd birth anniversary of Sheikh Russel, the youngest son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, is being observed on Wednesday.
On October 18, 1964, Sheikh Russel was born at the historic Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi in the capital.
He was killed along with most of his family members, including his father, on August 15, 1975, when he was a student of Class-IV of University Laboratory School.
Awami League, its associate bodies and different socio-cultural organisations have chalked out various programmes to celebrate the birthday of Sheikh Russel.
The programmes include placing wreaths at his grave at Banani Graveyard, milad and doa mahfils, seminars and discussions.
In a statement on Tuesday, AL General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader urged all, including party leaders, activists, supporters and well-wishers, to celebrate the birthday of Sheikh Russel in a befitting manner.