The historic Mujibnagar Day is being observed on Tuesday marking the oath-taking of Bangladesh’s first government that led the War of Liberation in 1971.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on the occasion.
Senior leaders of Awami League assembled at Baidyanathtala, a mango orchard, which was later named Mujibnagar in Meherpur district, on April 17, 1971 to form the provisional government of independent Bangladesh in the absence of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
In his message, President Abdul Hamid said, “Independence is the greatest achievement of the Bangalee nation. It’s our moral duty to present the proper history of our struggle for independence to the young generation,” he said.
On the historic Mujibnagar Day, I hope the young generation will know the true history of the Liberation War apart from involving themselves in the nation-building inspired by patriotism, he added.
Sheikh Hasina, in her message, urged the country’s people to engage themselves in building Bangladesh as a country free from hunger, poverty and illiteracy as dreamt by Bangabandhu.
Awami League and different socio-cultural organisations are observing the day with elaborate programmes.
Besides, in Meherpur, deputy commissioner and superintendent of police hoisted flag at Memorial Monument at Mujibnagar on Tuesday morning.
Besides, a discussion will be held at Sheikh Hasina Mancha where Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu will be present as the chief guest.
A special team of Ansar from Dhaka will present an event titled ‘Esho Tarunyer Pathe.’
The Dhaka north and south city Awami League will jointly organise a discussion at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre. AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader will attend the programme as chief guest.