The 56th death anniversary of Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy, one of the greatest leaders of undivided India, was observed across the country on Thursday in a befitting manner, reports BSS.
The unparallel leader of all Indian politics, who had dedicated his entire life to ensure the welfare of the people by upholding democracy, died at a Beirut hotel, Lebanon on December 5, 1963. To mark the day, different political and socio-cultural organisations, including the ruling Awami League (AL), took various programmes, including placing wreaths at the grave of the great leader in the morning, discussions, Qurankhwani, milad and doa mahfil in the capital and elsewhere across the country.
Awami League (AL) led by its General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader paid glowing tribute to the late leader by placing wreaths at his grave adjacent to the High Court in the morning while Fateha and doa were offered there.
During the time, the party’s organising secretary AKM Enamul Haque Shamim, Office Secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap, Relief and Social Welfare Secretary Sujit Roy Nandi, Information and Research Secretary Advocate Afzal Hossain, Commerce Secretary Abdus Sattar, Forests and Environment Affairs Secretary Delwar Hossain and AL Central Working Committee member Riazul Kabir Kawsar, among others, were present.
The central committee of Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote arranged a discussion at the Jatiya Press Club here in the morning. AL Presidium Member and central 14-party alliance spokesperson Mohammed Nasim attended the discussion as the chief guest.
State Minister for Information Dr Murad Hassan was present on the occasion with Advisor of the Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote Syed Hasan Imam in the chair.
The discussion was also addressed, among others, by AL Advisory Council Member Mozaffar Hossain Paltu, former Food Minister Advocate Qamrul Islam, former Home Minister Shamsul Haque Tuku, former general secretary of Dhaka South City AL Shahe Alam Murad, singer of Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendro Rafiqul Alam and Jote General Secretary Arun Sarker Rana.
Various party leaders of Dhaka South and North Units of AL, Awami Jubo League, Chhatra League, Bangladesh Krishak League, Sramik League and activists also placed wreaths at the grave of the great leader following AL. Jatiya Gonotantrik League organized a meeting on the occasion of the death anniversary of Suhrawardy on the premises of three leaders’ mausoleum.
Chief Adviser of the organization and Historian Siraj Uddin Ahmed and former Bangladesh Ambassador to Nepal Dr Nim Chandra Bhowmik also spoke. Besides, other like-minded organisations observed the death anniversary of Suhrawardy in a befitting manner across the country.
Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy was born in a respected Muslim family at Medinipur in West Bengal, India on September 8, 1892. Suhrawardy was a Bengali politician and statesman in the first half of the 20th century. He served as the premier of Bengal in British India and was the fifth Prime Minister of Pakistan.