The 56th death anniversary of Sher-e-Bangla Abul Kashem Fazlul Huq is being observed in the country in a befitting manner today (Friday).
Different political parties and socio-cultural and professional bodies have chalked various programmes to observe the day. The programmes include holding discussions, placing wreaths and offering doa and munajat at Sher-e-Bangla’s mazar in the city.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages marking the death anniversary of Sher-e-Bangla.
They paid glowing tributes to the late leader and recalled his struggle for economic freedom of the peasants and toiling people of this country.
They also prayed for eternal peace of his departed soul.
In his message, President Abdul Hamid said Sher-e-Bangla was an extraordinary talented political leader.
The President recalled different steps taken by Sher-e-Bangla, including the formation of the Debt Settlement Board, for the welfare of the repressed and exploited farmers and the toiling masses.
In her message, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Sher-e-Bangla had struggled throughout his life for economic emancipation of the peasants of this country.
She said because of his bold leadership, liberal and benevolent characteristics, the people dubbed him as Sher-e-Bangla or Banglar Bagh (Tiger of Bengal).