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The Homecoming Day of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was observed in different districts across the country in a befitting manner on Thursday.
In Chattogram city, north and south districts units of Bangladesh Awami League (AL) and its front organisations celebrated the Homecoming Day of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in a befitting manner in Chattogram on Thursday.
Chattogram city, north and south districts AL chalked out elaborate programmes including placing of wreaths at Bangabandhu’s portraits at all party offices, holding of discussion meetings and milad and doa mahfils, reports BSS.
Leaders of AL and Chhatra League brought out colourful rallies, placed wreaths at the portrait of Father of the Nation at the city AL office at Darul Fazal market in the city and arranged discussion on Bangabandhu.
The AL leaders joined a discussion on city’s central Shahid Minar Premises this afternoon. Acting AL president of Chattogram city Mahtab Uddin Chowdhury presided over the function while city Mayor and General Secretary of city AL A J M Nasir Uddin addressed it as the guest.
AL leaders, Noyom Uddin Chowdhury, Khurshed Alam Sujan, Advocate Iftekher Saimul Chowdhury and Noman Al Mahmud, among others, addressed the function.
Mahtab Uddin Chowdhury said the independence of Bangladesh would have not got perfection if Bangabandhu had not returned home from Pakistani jail.
“When the then government led by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman started relentless efforts to fulfill the expectations of the people of newly liberated country, the vested quarter brutally killed him to destroy his dream for establishing Sonar Bangla,” City Mayor Nasir said.
Earlier, the procession ended at the same place after parading different important city streets.
Meanwhile different units of Bangladesh Chhatra League brought out several processions in different areas of the city to mark the day.
Taking part in the discussion, the other speakers put utmost emphasis on disseminating true national history of the Liberation War among the members of the new generations for building Sonar Bangla as dreamt by the Father of the Nation.
The building of Bangabandhu’s Sonar Bangla is yet to be finished even after 46 years of Independence and the unfinished task must be completed through united efforts of all people including the young generation, they said.
They also asked for putting their maximum efforts in building a middle income digital Bangladesh through materializing the Vision 2041 as envisioned by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to realize dreams of Bangabandhu and martyrs of the War of Liberation.
Chattogram north and south districts Awami League also organised separate discussion meetings at their respective party offices in the city this evening.
The AL leaders also placed wreaths at the portrait of Father of the Nation at their respective party offices led by their presidents Nurul Alam Chowdhury and Muslem Uddin Ahmed.
Pakistani occupation forces arrested the architect of the country’s Independence on March 25, 1971 from his Dhanmondi residence during late night crackdown on the people of Bangladesh (the then East Pakistan) and sent him to the then West Pakistan.
On this day (January 10) in 1972, Bangabandhu returned to an Independent country after nine and a half months of captivity in the Pakistani jail which later appeared to be crucial in the subsequent political history of Bangladesh and re-established the spirit and norms of the Liberation War in the country.
In Rangpur, leaders of Awami League (AL) and its associate bodies today pledged to build the prosperous Sonar Bangla free from exploitation and poverty as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
They were addressing separate discussions organised by district and city units of AL and its associate bodies at the party offices and Bangabandhu Square premises in the city to celebrate the 46th Homecoming Day of Bangabandhu.
The district and city units of AL and its associate bodies chalked out elaborate programmes to pay due homage to Father of the Nation and Architect of Independence Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in celebrations of the day.
The programmes included hoisting of the national and party flags atop party offices, placing of wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu, bringing out of a huge rally followed by placing wreaths at the Mural of Bangabandhu and discussions.
Acting President of district AL Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed, President of city AL Shafiar Rahman Shafi and Presidents of the other associate bodies presided over the discussions held at their respective offices and Bangabandhu Square in the city.
General Secretary of district AL Advocate Rezaul Karim Raju, General Secretary of its city unit Tushar Kanti Mandal, Joint General Secretary of district AL Shahinur Rahman Sohel, Convener of city unit of Jatiya Sramik League Monirul Haque Miltan, President of district Chhatra League Mehedi Hassan Siddique Rony, among others, addressed.
The speakers expressed their firm commitments to work unitedly for building the long-cherished prosperous ‘Sonar Bangla’ as dreamt by Bangabandhu to make independence meaningful for the common people by fulfilling their hopes and aspirations.
Shafiar Rahman Shafi said Bangabandhu struggled uncompromisingly for his whole life for giving the nation dignity, identity and recognition with a flag in the world arena upholding his political ideologies under any circumstances.
Advocate Rezaul Karim Raju stressed on building rock-solid unity among the leaders and activists of AL and its associate bodies for building a middle income nation by 2021 and developed country by 2041 as envisioned by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed called for further strengthening the hands of Prime Minsiter Sheikh Hasina to accelerate national uplifts on the way to build a developed and peaceful Bangladesh free from poverty, exploitation and discrimination.