The historic Mujibnagar Day is being observed on Wednesday marking the formation of Bangladesh’s first government that led the war of liberation in 1971.
In Rajshahi: Historic Mujibnagar Day was observed here on Wednesday with befitting manner, reports BSS.On April 17 in 1971, Bangladesh government-in-exile took oath at Baidyanathtala mango grove in Meherpur, in the then Kushtia district.
Different political parties including Bangladesh Awami League, district administration and various educational institutions including Rajshahi University (RU) arranged various programmes including rally and discussion meeting highlighting significance of the day.
Local unit of Bangladesh Awami League and associate organizations observed the day in a befitting manner. The party leaders and workers led by Mayor of Rajshahi City Corporation AHM Khairuzzaman Liton garlanded the portraits of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and four national leaders at in front of the party office.
Deputy Commissioner of Rajshahi SM Abdul Kader, Superintendent of Police Muhammad Shahidullah, Additional Deputy Commissioners Ruhul Amin and Alamgir Kabir, Deputy Director of Department of Family Planning Dr Nasim Akhter and Deputy Director of Department of Social Services Rashedul Kabir spoke on the occasion.
In Meherpur: The historic Mujibnagar Day is being observed on Wednesday marking the formation of Bangladesh’s first government that led the war of liberation in 1971.
Senior leaders of Awami League assembled at Baidyanathtala, a mango orchard, which was later named Mujibnagar in Meherpur district, on 17 April 1971 to form the provisional government of independent Bangladesh in the absence of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.Marking the day, deputy commissioner of Meherpur and superintendent of police hoisted flag at memorial monument at Mujibnagar in the morning.
In Rangpur: The historic Mujibnagar Day-2019 was celebrated through various programmes at Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur (BRUR) in the city on Wednesday.
The celebration began with placing of wreaths by officials of BRUR led by its Registrar Abu Hena Mustafa Kamal at the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Independence Memorial on the campus in the morning.
Head of the Department of Mathematics of BRUR Professor Dr RM Hafizur Rahman, Head of the Department of Economics Professor Dr Md Morshed Hossain, Provost of Shaheed Mukhtar Elahi Hall Md Ferdous Rahman and BRUTA General Secretary Khairul Kabir Suman addressed a discussion arranged on the occasion.
The speakers said formation of the provisional government in exile and its taking oath at Baiddonathtola after renaming the place as Mujibnagar on April 17, 1971 added crucial dimension to the War of Liberation as the final step toward achieving independence.