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  23 Jun 2022, 19:30

AL celebrates 73rd founding anniversary

DHAKA, June 23, 2022 (BSS) - The Bangladesh Awami League, which led the
country's independence through the 1971 great Liberation War, today
celebrated its 73rd founding anniversary across the country in a befitting
manner.

The day's programme began with placing wreaths at the portrait of Father of
the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Dhanmondi-32 here in the
morning.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid glowing tributes to Bangabandhu by placing
a wreath at his portrait on the premises of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at
Dhanmondi-32.

After laying the wreath, the Premier stood in solemn silence for sometimes as
a mark of profound respect to the memory of Bangabandhu.

Later, flanked by senior party leaders, Sheikh Hasina, also President of the
Awami League, paid tributes to Bangabandhu by placing another wreath at the
portrait of the Father of the Nation on behalf of her party.

AL's Advisory Council Member Amir Hossain Amu, Presidium Members Begum Matia
Chowdhury, Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya (Bir
Bikram), Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Abdur Rahman and AHM Khairuzzaman Liton, Joint
General Secretaries Mahbubul Alam Hanif and Information and Broadcasting
Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud, Organizing Secretaries Ahmed Hossain and SM Kamal
Hossain, Publicity and Publications Secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap, among
others, were present.

Since morning leaders and workers of the party and its associate bodies
started thronging to Dhanmondi-32 with holding banners and festoons and
chanting slogans like "Joy Bangla", "Joy Bangabandhu", "Shuvo Shuvo Shuvo
Din, Awami League-er Jonmodin".

AL's Dhaka city north and south units, Awami Jubo League, Swechchhasebak
League, Chhatra League, Jatiya Sramik League, Tanti League, Krishak League,
Mahila Awami League, Jubo Mahoila League also paid homage to Bangabandhu by
placing wreaths at his portrait on the occasion.

To mark the anniversary, national and party flags were hoisted atop all party
offices including the Bangabandhu Avenue central office here in the dawn.

Besides, leaders and activists of various organisations including City North
and South units of Jubo League, City North and South units of Swechchhasebak
League, City North and South units of Chhatra League, Dhaka University Branch
Chhatra League, Dhaka College Branch Chhatra League, Titumir College Branch
Chhatra League, Eden College Branch Chhatra League and Bangabandhu
Sangskritik Jote paid homage to Bangabandhu by laying wreaths at his portrait
there.

As part of the party's programme, Awami League Central Working Committee
delegation led by Presidium Members Lt Col (retd) Muhammad Faruq Khan paid
homage to Bangabandhu by placing a wreath at his mausoleum at Tungipara in
Gopalganj at 10.30 am.

AL organised a discussion at its central office at Bangabandhu Avenue in the
morning. Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina chaired and
addressed the discussion joining virtually from her official Ganabhaban
residence here.

AL Presidium Members Begum Matia Chowdhury, Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Abdur
Rahman, AHM Khairuzzaman Liton and Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya (Bir
Bikram), Joint General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif, International Affairs
Secretary Dr Shammi Ahmed, Central Working Committee Member Parvin Jaman
Kalpana, Dhaka City North AL President Sheikh Bazlur Rahman and Dhaka City
South Unit AL President Abu Ahmed Mannafi addressed it, among others.

Party's Publicity and Publications Secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap moderated
it from Ganabhaban.

Bangladesh Awami League was formed on this day in 1949, which later
transformed into the biggest political party of the country to lead struggles
of freedom, the War of Liberation and all democratic movements.

Established in 1949 as Awami Muslim League at Rose Garden in the capital's
old part on the day and later the party was appeared as Bangladesh Awami
League (AL) to give it a secular look.

 

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