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Bangamata’s birth anniv observed

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 9 August, 2022 12:00 AM
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Bangamata’s birth anniv observed
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina virtually joins Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib Padak-2022 distribution programme held at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital on Monday, marking the 92nd birth anniversary of Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib. —PID PHOTO

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The 92nd birth anniversary of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, better half of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, was observed on Monday across the country, in a befitting manner.

On August 8 in 1930, Bangamata, mother of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was born at Tungipara village in Gopalganj. She was killed brutally along with Bangabandhu and most of his family members on the fateful night of August 15, 1975.

The theme of the birth anniversary of Bangamata was ‘Mohiosi Bangamata er Chetona, Odommo Bangladesh er Prerona’.

To mark the day, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina distributed ‘Bangamata Begum Fazilatun Nesa Mujib Padak-2022’ to five distinguished women for their outstanding contributions to various fields. The premier virtually joined the award distribution ceremony from her official Ganabhaban residence.

Ministry of Women and Children Affairs organised the programme at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital.

The award recipients are Syeda Zebunnesa Haque (Sylhet) in politics, lawmaker Selima Ahmed (Cumilla) in economics, Dhaka University’s former Pro-Vice Chancellor Nasreen Ahmad in education, Mst Achhia Alam (Kishoreganj) in social service and valiant freedom fighter of Gopalganj district Ashalata Baidya (commander during the Liberation War) in independence and Liberation War.

The premier also inaugurated handing over financial assistance and sewing machines among the insolvent women across the country on this day. She also unveiled the cover of a book written by her titled ‘Sheikh Fazilatun Nesa Amar Maa’ at the function as well. Sheikh Hasina also opened a women hostel named after Begum Fazilatun Nesa Mujib in the capital.

Alongside the government, Awami League and its associate bodies, different socio and cultural organisations have chalked out elaborate programmes, including placing of floral wreaths, holding discussion, milad and doa mahfil and photo exhibition, marking the day.

AL and associate bodies paid rich tribute to Bangamata by placing wreaths at her grave in the city’s Banani area in the morning.

AL general secretary Obaidul Quader along with the party senior leaders paid homage to Bangamata at Banani. At first, he placed a wreath at Bangamata’s grave on behalf of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.