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Bangamata's 89th birth anniv today

August 08, 2019 00:00:00

Planning Minister MA Mannan speaking at a discussion marking the 89th birth anniversary of Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib at the Jatiya Press Club in the city Wednesday. Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote organised the event — Focus Bangla

The nation will observe the 89th birth anniversary of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, wife of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, in a befitting manner today (Thursday), reports BSS.

Fazilatunnesa, who played a pivotal role in nation-building activities and the struggle for independent Bangladesh staying beside Bangabandhu, was born at Tungipara village of Gopalganj district on this day in 1930.

Bangamata, a pride of the Bangalee nation, was assassinated brutally with Bangabandhu and most of her family members by a disgruntled group of army officers on August 15, 1975.

The birth anniversary of Bangamata will be observed nationally this year too. Women and Children Affairs Ministry has drawn up an elaborate programme to observe the day nationally.

To mark the day, a discussion will be held at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) today morning.

Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Choudhury will attend the discussion as the chief guest.

Bangladesh Awami League, various political, social, cultural and student organizations, including associated bodies of AL, will observe the day in a befitting manner through elaborate programmes across the country.

Awami League leaders and workers will pay homage to Bangamata by placing wreaths at her grave at the Banani graveyard at 8am.

AL general secretary and road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader has urged leaders and workers of the party and associate bodies to observe the birth anniversary of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib with due respect and solemnity.

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