Historic Homecoming Day of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was observed across the country on Sunday.
Bangabandhu, the supreme commander of the country’s Liberation War, returned to independent Bangladesh on January 10, 1972 after 290 days of confinement in Pakistan jail.
Marking the day, the ruling Awami League, its front organisations and many other socio-cultural organisations have celebrated the day, organising elaborate programmes.
The daylong celebrations began with hoisting the national and the party flags at its offices and Bangabandhu Bhaban in Dhanmondi at 6:30am. AL leaders and activists placed wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu at Dhanmondi 32 in the capital at 9:00am.
A delegation of Awami League led by its General Secretary Obaidul Quader placed a wreath at the portrait on behalf of the party’s President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Later he also placed another wreath on behalf of the party. Later, AL associate bodies and other socio-political and cultural organisations paid rich tribute to Bangabandhu by placing wreaths at the portrait of the Father of the Nation.
Besides, the party also held a discussion at 3:30pm at its central office on Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital where Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressed the meeting virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban. To commemorate this historic day, the Directorate of Posts has issued commemorative stamps, and opened envelopes and data cards.
Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar released a commemorative stamp worth Tk 10, opened envelope worth Tk 10 and inaugurated a data card worth Tk 5. Commemorative stamps, envelopes and data cards can be collected from the Philatelic Bureau of Dhaka GPO on the day and later from other GPOs and major post offices across the country.Bangladesh Army held Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Dhaka Marathon 2021 on the day as part of ‘Mujib Year’, the celebration of birth centenary of Bangabandhu, and to commemorate the Homecoming Day of the Father of the Nation.