Saturday, January 9th, 2021

AL to observe Bangabandhu’s Homecoming Day Sunday

Published 11:22 pm | January 09, 2021

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Online desk ; Ruling Awami League (AL) has taken various programmes to observe the historic Homecoming Day of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman tomorrow.

On this day (January 10) in 1972, Bangabandhu, the undisputed leader of the nation and supreme commander of the country’s Liberation War, returned to the sacred soil of independent Bangladesh via London and New Delhi after 290 days of captivity in Pakistan jail.

The AL’s programmes will start with hoisting of the national and party flags at the AL central office, Bangabandhu Bhaban, and party offices across the country around 6:30am tomorrow, said a press release here today.

AL leaders and workers will place wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Bhaban in Dhanmondi at 9 am.

Later, a discussion will be held in a limited scale, maintaining the health guidelines, at the party’s central office in the city’s Bangabandhu Avenue at 3.30pm.

Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina will address the discussion through a videoconferencing from her official Ganabhaban residence in the city.

Besides, all district, city, upazila, thana, union and ward level units of AL, its’ associate and likeminded bodies will organize similar programmes coinciding with the central programme to observe the day in a befitting manner.

In a statement, AL General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today urged all party leaders and workers and its associate and likeminded bodies to observe all the programmes marking Bangabandhu’s Homecoming Day in a befitting manner, maintaining the health guidelines.

Though the final victory in the nine-month-old War of Independence was achieved defeating Pakistani occupation forces on December 16 in 1971, the nation’s expectations were fulfilled and the people got the real taste of victory with the homecoming of Bangabandhu on January 10 in 1972.

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