A grand citizens’ rally begun at the historic Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital on Saturday to celebrate UNESCO’s recognition of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s historic 7th March speech as part of the world’s documentary heritage.
Dr Anisuzzaman, Professor Emeritus at the University of Dhaka, presiding over the rally where Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League president, attend as the chief guest.
The rally being held under the banner of Nagorik Committee, start at 2:30pm.
The UNESCO on October 31 recognised the historic 7th March speech of Bangabandhu as part of the world’s documentary heritage.
It may be mentioned that the ruling AL is planning to assemble thousands of people in the rally to show its organisational strength ahead of the upcoming city polls and next year’s general elections.