Bangladesh Awami League (AL) and its front organisations observed the homecoming day of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Rajshahi and Rangpur cities and adjacent areas in a befitting manner on Friday, reports BSS.
In Rajshahi, the city and the district units of AL observed the day through elaborate programmes including placing wreaths at Bangabandhu’s portrait at the party office and holding discussions, milad and doa mahfil.Rajshahi city (East) unit of AL held a discussion meeting, Doa and Iftar Mahfil at Moonlight Garden City Convention Centre with the unit president Atuqur Rahman Kalu in the chair.
City Mayor, also President of city AL, AHM Khairuzzaman Liton, AL leaders Dablu Sarker, Shafiqur Rahman, Meer Iqbal, Shahadat Hossain and Muhammad Ali Kamal, among others, spoke on the occasion.
The speakers said the very existence of AL was survived after Sheikh Hasina’s return to her beloved motherland Bangladesh on May 17, 1981.
The nation fought against the autocratic ruler under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina who is still continuing her struggle to uphold the country’s democracy, they added.
Mayor Liton said the historic return of Sheikh Hasina on this day 39 years back, factually removed darkness from the country after assassination of Bangabandhu and most of his family members on August 15, 1975.
He said her return instantly re-inspired common people in re-establishing democracy to build ‘Sonar Bangla’ as dreamt by Bangabandhu.He urged party leaders and workers to further strengthen the hands of Sheikh Hasina and speed up the current pace of development for building a peaceful and developed Sonar Bangla.
Meanwhile, Rajshahi city and district units of Bangabandhu Parishad and Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee jointly organized a discussion meeting and Iftar Mahfil at Barendra College auditorium to mark the day with Bangabandhu Parishad district unit president Professor Abdul Khaleque in the chair.
District units of Bangladesh Awami League also organized a discussion meeting and doa mahfil at its office with the unit president Badruzzaman Rabu in the chair.
The meeting was also addressed, among others, by unit leaders Asaduzzaman Asad, Advocate Mokbul Hossain, Layeb Uddin and Mostafizur Rahman.
On the other hand, different units of Bangladesh Chhatra League, Awami Juba League and other associate bodies of AL brought out several processions in different areas of the city marking the day.
In Rangpur, the district and the city units of AL chalked out programmes like placing wreaths at the portrait of Father the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at district AL office followed by milad mahfil and social munajats marking the day.
Presided over by Acting President of district AL Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed, President of city AL Shafiur Rahman Shafi moderated the discussion participated by leaders and activists of the party and its associate bodies.
Vice-president of district AL Idris Ali, its Organising Secretaries Advocate Anwarul Islam and Motahar Hossain Mandal Mowla, Office Secretary Tauhidur Rahman Tutul, Treasurer Abul Kashem, Women Affairs Secretary Latifa Shawkat, General Secretary of district Mohila AL Advocate Zakia Sultana Choite and President of district Chhatra League Mehedee Hasan Rony, among others, addressed.
Terming return of Sheikh Hasina as an epoch-making phenomenon for pro-liberation national politics, the speakers said her return instantly re-inspired common people in re-establishing democracy to build ‘Sonar Bangla’ as dreamt by Bangabandhu.
Advocate Anwarul discussed sacrifices of Sheikh Hasina and urged party activists to follow her path and work unitedly for national development to ensure welfare of common people for making independence meaningful for every citizen.