Thousands of Awami Jubo League activists from different districts of the country started gathering at capital’s Suhrawary Udyan since Friday morning to join the grand youth rally marking its golden jubilee
The annual conference of the youth front of the ruling Awami is scheduled to start at around 2.30 pm, Awami Jubo League Chairman Sheikh Fazle Shams Parash told UNB
The city is bracing for traffic jams as slogan-chanting activists marched towards the rally venue in processions and on vehicles.
Dhaka University's TSC, Mall Chattar, VC Chattar, Shahbagh, Doel Chattar, Suhrwardi Udyan and its surrounding areas were filled with processions. Leaders and activists from across the country have come to join the rally wearing t-shirts made especially for the occasion.
Some joined with a fleet of reserve buses, pickups, motorcycles while many were seen joining the rally on foot.
Jubo League activist Faruk Hasan Zamir, from Lohagara, said, “I arrived at night, and then stayed in the car at the premises of Haji Mohamamd Mohsin Hall of Dhaka University last night. I am happy to see such a big gathering and so many people here at the conference.”
Jubo League activists from the different areas of Dhaka city and surrounding areas were also coming with processions by buses and trucks with full enthusiasm.
All the gates except the VIP gate of Suhrawardy Udyan have been opened for the crowds to enter the grounds. Members from law enforcement agencies have been seen to take positions at various junctions to deal with any kind of unpleasant situation.
Convener of Manikganj Jubo League Abdur Razzak Raja said,“We hope that through this conference we will give a strong response to all the evil forces. The Jubo League will promise from this conference to strengthen Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's hand ahead of the upcoming national elections.”