The country celebrated the 99th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the National Children’s Day-2019 in a befitting manner on Sunday.
On this day in 1920, Bangabandhu, the vivacious leader of the Bangalee nation, the architect of independent Bangladesh and the greatest Bangalee of all times, was born in a respected Muslim family at Tungipara village of Gopalganj sub-division, now district.
He was the third among four daughters and two sons of his parents – Sheikh Lutfur Rahman and Saira Khatun.
The nation celebrated the day through extensive programmes with fanfare and gaiety. Bangladesh missions abroad also chalked out elaborate programmes to celebrate the day.
The theme of this year’s birthday of Bangabandhu and National Children’s Day is “Bangabandhu’s birthday, rinse life of the children with colour”.
In observance of the day, President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have issued separate messages paying profound respects to the memory of Bangabandhu.
Both the President and the Prime Minister also greeted all children in Bangladesh and other parts of the world.
The government took decision to observe 100 birthday of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as Mujib Year from March 17, 2020 to March 17, 2021.
Like previous years, elaborate programmes were taken to celebrate the day at Tungipara.
The day was a public holiday.
President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina laid wreaths at the mausoleum of Bangabandhu at Tungipara in Gopalganj at 10am and offer fateha and munajat today.
The Prime Minister also placed wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu at the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in Dhaka.
As per the schedule, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina received a replica of the logo of Branding of Gopalganj District at the mausoleum of Bangabandhu at Tungipara in Gopalganj from 10am to 12.10pm.