Source: Ittefaq Report
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked all concerned to take necessary steps to send the celebration of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birth centenary to the grassroots of Bangladesh.
The Premier made the call to impart the knowledge of Liberation War’s history among all the citizens of the country.
“We will take measures to hold the birth centenary celebration of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the grassroots so that the people can know the true history of Liberation War,” said Sheikh Hasina.
The Prime Minister made the statement while presiding over a maiden joint meeting for celebration of birth centenary of Bangabandhu at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in Dhaka Wednesday morning.
She stressed the need for not limiting the celebration to only Dhaka and big cities of the country so the people could be imbued with the spirit of Liberation War and extend their hands in building Bangladesh as a respected country in the world.
Sheikh Hasina underlined that there should be a realistic strategy on how the life and works of Bangabandhu would be projected to the next generation in a proper manner so that they can get encouragement to engage themselves in welfare of the nation, following Bangabandhu’s ideals.
The Premier requested all concerned to concentrate on not making the birth centennial celebration of Bangabandhu a mere formality.
She also suggested involving all the pro-liberation parties, social and cultural organizations and all other bodies including educational institutes in the birth centenary celebration of Bangabandhu instead of limiting the event to among bureaucrats.
Joint meeting of the National Committee for the Nationwide Celebration of the Birth Centenary of Bangabandhu and the Birth Centenary Celebration National Implementation Committee was held at the PMO this morning.
The meeting was convened to draw up elaborate programmes to celebrate the year-long birth centenary from March 17, 2020 to March 17, 2021.
Earlier on February 15, the government formed the 102-member National Committee for the Nationwide Celebration of the Birth Centenary of Bangabandhu.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been made the president of the committee, while PM’s former principal secretary Dr Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury is its member secretary.
The government also constituted the 61-member Birth Centenary Celebration National Implementation Committee.
National Professor Mohammad Rafiqul Islam and PM’s former principal secretary Dr Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury have been made president and chief coordinator of the committee respectively.