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Historic Mujibnagar Day observed

DHAKA, April 17, 2024 (BSS) - The historic Mujibnagar Day was observed today in a befitting manner highlighting the oath-taking ceremony of the country's first government on April 17 in 1971.

The day's programme included hoisting national flag, discussion, paying homage to Bangabandhu, giving guard of honour and passing out parade.

Marking the day, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid glowing tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing a wreath at his portrait at Dhanmondi 32 here marking the historic Mujibnagar Day.

She placed the wreath at the portrait of the Father of the Nation in front of the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at 7 in the morning.

After laying the wreath, the premier stood in solemn silence for some times as a mark of profound respect to the memory of Bangabandhu, the architect of Bangladesh's independence.

Later, flanked by senior leaders of her party, Sheikh Hasina, also the President of Awami League (AL), placed another wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu as the party chief.

Meherpur Correspondent Reports: The historic Mujibnagar Day was observed in Maherpur today with a pledge to let the new generation know the history of the Independence War.

National flag was hoisted in front of Sheikh Hasina Manch in Mujibnagar Amrakanon at around 9.30am. A discussion was organized by Bangladesh Awami League in association with the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs and district administration.

Awami League joint general secretary AFM Bahauddin Nasim presided over the discussion while A L presidium member Kazi Zafar Ullah addressed it as the chief guest.

Conducted by AL Organizing Secretary BM Mozammel Haque, the discussion was addressed by Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, Public Administration Minister Farhad Hossain, Rajshahi City Corporation Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton, State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Simeen Hossain Rimi, AL joint general secretary Mahbub Ul Alam Hanif and organizing secretary SM Kamal Hossain, MP, and Central Working Committee member Adv Afzal Hossain, among others.

A one-minute silence was observed and doa was offered seeking eternal peace of the martyrs.


Earlier, President Mohammed Shahabuddin and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave separate messages on Tuesday, greeting the countrymen.

President Mohammed Shahabuddin, in his message, urged the countrymen to work together for building a non-communal, hunger and poverty-free, developed and prosperous 'Sonar Bangla' as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her message also urged the countrymen to work together with the government for building a non-communal, hunger-and poverty-free, developed and prosperous 'Sonar Bangla' cum 'Smart Bangladesh' as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

On this day in 1971, she said, the first provisional government of the independent Bangladesh had taken oath at a mango orchard at Baidyanathtala in the then Meherpur sub-division.

Meherpur turned into the capital of the provisional government and from that day, the place became familiar as 'Mujibnagar', Sheikh Hasina added in the message.

Following the Pakistan army's genocide on unarmed Bangalees on the black night of March 25 in 1971, senior leaders of Awami League assembled at Baidyanathtala in Meherpur on April 17 to form the provisional government of independent Bangladesh.

Baidyanathtala, mainly a mango orchard, was later named Mujibnagar after ceremonial formation of the provisional government of Bangladesh.

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was declared the first president of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, while Syed Nazrul Islam was appointed the acting president in the absence of Bangabandhu.

Tajuddin Ahmed was appointed as the first prime minister, while Capt M Mansur Ali and AHM Qamaruzzaman were named as cabinet members.

The government named General MAG Osmani as Commander-in-Chief of Mukti Bahini while it appointed Major General Abdur Rob as chief of staff.

The provisional government gave successful leadership to the War of Liberation for achieving victory on December 16.

On the occasion, newspapers published special supplements while Bangladesh Betar and Bangladesh Television and private TV channels aired different programmes highlighting significance of the day.

DHAKA, April 17, 2024 (BSS) - Foreign Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today laid emphasis on the need for responsible and sustainable ocean management.

He was speaking the high level panel of Foreign Ministers in the 9th Our Ocean Conference in Athens, an official release said here.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Servus_Heritage_Festival#cite_note-bichitra-15 Servus Heritage Festival (2015) is the collective efforts of old and newest cultures at the Edmonton Heritage Festival. Celebration of the Festival days, designated by the Local Government of Alberta as an opportunity to celebrate diversity and our commitment to democracy, equality and mutual respect. The Heritage Festival in Edmonton is a three-day event where people present their cultural roots and local and national communities. Read more ... Portrait of Bangabandhu placed at National Press Club Print Email Details Created: 15 August 2015 DHAKA, Aug 15, 2015 (BSS)- For the first time in the history of Bangladesh, a life-size portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman has been placed in the National Press Club on the National Mourning Day today. Prime Minister's media adviser Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury and president of the National Press Club Muhammad Shafiqur Rahman unveiled the portrait of Bangabandhu grafted on marble stone on the eastern wall of the club lobby in the morning in presence of a large number of senior and working journalists. The portrait was ceremonially unveiled as a mark of respect to Bangabandhu in observance of the 40th anniversary of his martyrdom. Terming it's a memorable day for the National Press Club, Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury said, "Father of the Nation donated the piece of land for our club. But, we could not come up with proper respect and honour to the great leader so far. It was shameful for us. The image of the National Press Club has been glorified by putting the portrait of the indomitable independence leader." M Shafiqur Rahman termed the day as historic for the National Press Club as the portrait of Bangabandhu could be placed in there on the 40th anniversary of martyrdom of the great leader facing all odds and defeating conspiracies of the defeated forces. "With the placing of Bangabandhu's portrait in a national institution like the Press Club our long cherished hopes and expectations have been fulfilled and through this the journalists community has been freed from a shameful and disgraceful situation that prevailed for long," the Press Club president added. Among other senior newsmen and members of the National Press Club and leaders of different unions of journalists present on the occasion, were Managing Director and Chief Editor of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) Abul Kalam Azad, president of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) Manjurul Ahsan Bulbul, secretary general Abdul Jalil Bhuiyan, president of Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) Altaf Mahmud, general secretary Kuddus Afrad, editor of the daily Samakal Golam Sarwar, Hasan Shahriar, acting editor of the daily Jugantar Saiful AIam, editor of the daily Bhorer Kagoj Shyamal Datta, Azizul Islam Bhuiyan, Shafiqul Karim Sabu, Omar Faruk, Mollah Jalal, Kartik Chaterjee, Ashraf Ali and Hasan Arefin. After unveiling Bangabandhu's portrait, the attending journalists raised full throated slogans like "Our salute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu" and "We will not let Bangabandhu's blood go in vein". Marking the day, the National Flag was lowered at half must and black flag was hoisted while wreaths were placed in front of Bangabandhu's portrait and one-minute silence was observed and special prayers (Munajat) offered by BFUJ, DUJ and freedom fighters' newsmen command as a mark of respect to those martyrs of the August 15 carnage for the first time in the club's history. Cameron unveils new cabinet after election victory Cabinet hails LBA passage in Indian parliament Message from the Governor General of Canada on International Mother Language Day 2015 Page 1 of 2 Start Prev 1 2 Next End Site Info About the FounderAdvertisingBengali FontsUsage AgreementPrivacy Policy Contact Reach Out to UsNewsletter Signup Management HTML Site MapXML SitemapAdmin Login News International NewsCountry NewsLocal News AlbertaNews from BangladeshEducationEditorial LiteratureContemporaryOpen DiscussionEntertainmentPhoto Gallery Copyright @2012-{source}2024 by Delwar Jahid

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