Desk Report-17th March’19: The 100th birthday of father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is being celebrated on Sunday across the country in a befitting manner, reports BSS.
The theme of this year’s birthday of Bangabandhu and National Children’s Day is “Bangabandhu’s birthday, rinse life of the children with colour”.
The day will also be celebrated as the National Children’s Day-2019. The day is a public holiday.
The government has taken decision to observe 100 birth anniversary of father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as Mujib Year from 17 March 2020 to 17 March 2021.
On 15 August 1975, the great leader along with most of his family members was assassinated by a disgruntled group of army men.
On this day in 1920, Bangabandhu, the vivacious leader of the Bangalee nation, the architect of independent Bangladesh and the greatest Bangalee of all times, was born in a respected Muslim family at Tungipara village of Gopalganj sub-division, now district.
He was the third among four daughters and two sons of his parents - Sheikh Lutfur Rahman and Saira Khatun.
The nation will celebrate the day through extensive programmes with fanfare and gaiety. Bangladesh missions abroad have also chalked out elaborate programmes to celebrate the day.
In observance of the day, president M Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina have issued separate messages paying profound respects to the memory of Bangabandhu.
Bangladesh Betar, Bangladesh Television and other private TV channels and radio stations will air special programmes highlighting the significance of the day in the life of Bangalees.