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All preparations of the Awami League have already been completed to accord a rousing mass reception today to its president and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her excellent role in developing the country.
The mass reception will be held at the historic Shurawardy Udyan at 3:00pm.
The reception is being arranged for attaining the eligibility to join the graduate club from a developing nation, launching Bangabandhu Satellite-I, Sheikh Hasina’s achievement of Global Women’s Leadership Award from US-based NGO Global Summit of Women and her receiving D. Lit from Kazi Nazrul University of India. Awami League has taken a massive preparation to make the reception a success as the party expects a gathering of over 3 lakh people in the function.
Apart from party leaders and workers of Dhaka and adjoining districts, a cross section of people including pro-liberation political party leaders and workers will join the events.
The venue, Suhrawardy Udyan, has been decorated aesthetically. A huge L-shaped stage has been set at the venue while as many as 30,000 chairs will be set before the stage.
A photo-exhibition comprising 16 photographs of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be arranged under the supervision of noted artist Hashem Khan. Books written by Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her long political career will also be on display.
Besides, Oshomapto Attojiboni (The Unfinished Memoirs) and Karagarer Rojnamcha (Prison Diary) of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman will also be in the exhibition.
To mark the reception, city streets from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s official residence to the Suhrawardy Udyan also have been decorated with banners and festoons inscribed with pictures of development and achievements of the incumbent government.
The entire Suhrawardy Udyan has been illuminated. A big gate has been erected at the entry point to the venue in front of Matsya Bhaban while 40 other colorful gates have been erected from Matsya Bhaban to Shishu Park.
Awami League Presidium Member Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury will chair the function.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s son and her ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy will be at the stage.
AL Cultural Affairs Secretary Asim Kumar Ukil told BSS that a cultural function will be arranged with the participation of noted singers at 12 noon before the formal beginning of the function at 3pm.
At the outset, a 30-minute presentation will be held on history and heritage of Bangalee nation, he added.
Ukil said cabinet members from Awami League will present papers on development and achievements of respective ministries in the function.