Six-point Day observed

Staff Correspondent

8 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Six-point Day observed

Awami League central leaders, led by its general secretary Obaidul Quader, place wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Dhanmondi in the capital on Monday, marking the historic Six-point Day. —SUN PHOTO

The historic Six-point Day, commemorating the Awami League-led movement for autonomy in 1966 that ultimately led to the liberation struggle, was observed with befitting manner across the country on Monday.  

Marking the day, different political and socio-cultural organisations arranged elaborate programmes, maintaining health guidelines.

On behalf of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, paid homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing a wreath at the portrait of the great leader on the historic Bangabandhu Bhaban premises at Dhanmondi 32 in the capital  at 9:00am.

Later, Quader along with party leaders paid tributes to Bangabandhu by laying a wreath at his portrait. 

AL leaders Matia Chowdhury, Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Shahjahan Khan, Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif, Hasan Mahmud, AFM Bahauddin Nasim, BM Mozammel Haque, Abu Sayeed Al Mahmud Swapon, SM Kamal Hossain, Afzal Husain, Mirza Azam, Sujit Roy Nandi, Abdus Sabur, Abdus Sobhan Golap, Biplob Barua, among others, was present at that time.

Later, leaders and activists of AL associate bodies and affiliated organisations paid homage to the Father of the Nation. 

On this day in 1966, 11 people, including Monu Mia, Shafiq and Shamsul Haque, were killed in police firing during a hartal called by Awami League in support of its six-point programme announced by the party leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, demanding autonomy for the then East Pakistan (Now Bangladesh).