18 May 2024, 12:39
Update : 18 May 2024, 13:07

Sheikh Hasina's homecoming day observed in Khulna

KHULNA, May 18, 2024 (BSS) - The 44th homecoming day of Awami League (AL)
President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was observed on Friday in the city
and district in a befitting manner.

On May 17 in 1981, she returned to the country after a long exile.
The district and city units of Awami League organised different programmes
marking the day.

The programmes included placing wreaths at the portrait of Father of the
Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman followed by milad mehfil and

The main discussion was arranged at the city AL office participated by
leaders and workers of AL and its associate bodies last evening.
With President of the city AL Talukder Abdul Khaleque in the chair, its
general secretary MDA Babul Rana delivered the welcome speech at the
discussion for marking the day.

Lawmaker of Khulna-3 constituency and Organising Secretary of Central Awami
League S M Kamal Hossain addressed the function as the chief guest.

Former Member of Parliament (MP) Mizanur Rahman Mizan, Senior AL leaders
Syamol Singha Roy, Freedom Fighter Nur Islam Bandh, Mokbul Hossain Mintu,
Mahbub Alam Sohag and other leaders, among others, also spoke.

Khaleque, also the mayor of Khulna City Corporation (KCC), narrated the
enormous importance of the day.

He urged the party leaders to work unitedly for speeding up development to
ensure welfare of common people for making the hard-earned independence

"Return of Sheikh Hasina removed the darkness from the country after
assassinations of Bangabandhu and most of his family members on August 15,
1975," he said, adding that Bangladesh has now become a global role model of
development under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina.

S M Kamal Hossain said the return of Sheikh Hasina to the country paved the
way for re-establishing democracy and spirit of the War of Liberation and
trial of the war criminals to free the nation from the stigma.

He stressed on further strengthening the hands of Prime Minister Sheikh
Hasina for building a peaceful and developed 'Sonar Bangla' free from hunger,
poverty, exploitation and injustice as dreamed by Bangabandhu.

Besides, Khulna district unit of Awami League and its front organisations
observed the day with different programmes.

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