Nation pays homage on Bangabandhu’s 104th birthday

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Staff Reporter :
The nation commemorated the 104th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, alongside National Children’s Day-2024, in a reverent manner yesterday.

Born on this day in 1920, Bangabandhu, the dynamic leader of the Bangalee nation, the visionary behind independent Bangladesh, and the paramount figure in Bangalee history, entered the world in a revered Muslim family in Tungipara village of Gopalganj sub-division, now a district.

He was the third child among four daughters and two sons of his parents – Sheikh Lutfur Rahman and Saira Khatun.

In observance of the day, President Mohammed Shahabuddin and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages yesterday afternoon, paying glowing tributes to the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The day was marked as a public holiday.

In honour of the birth anniversary and National Children’s Day, the national flag was hoisted atop all government, semi-government, autonomous, and private organizations, as well as educational institutions and Bangladesh missions abroad.

The Ministry of Women and Children Affairs arranged extensive programs to commemorate the anniversary.

President Mohammed Shahabuddin and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid their respects to the Father of the Nation by laying wreaths at Bangabandhu’s mausoleum in Tungipara, Gopalganj.

Various organisations, including the Awami League, paid homage to the Father of the Nation by laying wreaths at his portrait in front of the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in Dhanmondi-32.

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The Awami League (AL) organised elaborate programs to mark the 104th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and National Children’s Day yesterday.

On this occasion, the national and party flags were raised at 6:30 am at Bangabandhu Bhaban in Dhanmondi, the party’s central office, and its other offices across the country.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid homage to Bangabandhu by laying a wreath at his portrait at Bangabandhu Museum, the historic residence on Dhanmondi Road No. 32.

Subsequently, party leaders led by Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid their respects at the grave of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, at 10 am.

Prayers and milad mahfil were conducted in all mosques across the country, including Baitul Mukarram Mosque, after Zohr prayers as part of a nationwide special prayer program.

Meanwhile, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader emphasised the importance of following Bangabandhu’s path, stating that his birth symbolizes the emergence of independent Bangladesh.

Quader highlighted Bangabandhu’s everlasting legacy and underscored his significance as the guiding light for all Bangalees. He expressed confidence in Bangladesh’s continued progress under the leadership of Bangabandhu’s daughter, Sheikh Hasina, towards building a developed and smart nation.