Bangladesh Awami League, district administration and various educational institutions including Rajshahi University (RU) arranged various programmes including rallies and discussion meetings highlighting the significance of the historic day. COURTESY
Historic Mujibnagar Day was observed Sunday with a befitting manner highlighting the significance of the day. Bangladesh Awami League, district administration and various educational institutions including Rajshahi University (RU) arranged various programmes including rallies and discussion meetings highlighting the significance of the historic day.
On April 17 in 1971, Bangladesh government-in-exile took oath at Baidyanathtala mango grove in Meherpur, in the then Kushtia district.
Marking the day, a discussion meeting was held at the conference hall of Deputy Commissioner (DC) largely attended by cross-section people including freedom fighters, government and non-government officials, members of the civil society, professional leaders and cultural personalities.
The speakers in the discussion meeting paid glowing tributes to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and four other national leaders who contributed immensely to the liberation war of Bangladesh.
DC Abdul Jalil, ADCs Shariful Haque, Joya Maria Perera and Kolyan Chowdhury, Valiant Freedom Fighter Dr Abdul Mannan, Upazila Chairmen Anil Kumar Sarker and Layeb Uddin Lavlu and Pourasava Mayor Fakhrul Islam, among others, addressed the meeting.
The discussants recalled the events of the day when the exiled leaders took the most momentous decision of forming a legal government to draw global attention to the ongoing War of Liberation.
The formation of the government with Syed Nazrul Islam as acting president in the absence of Bangabandhu along with Tajuddin Ahmed as Prime Minister at Baiddyanathtala, later renamed Mujibnagar, was a great leap forward towards achieving the independence, they mentioned.
Local unit of Bangladesh Awami League and associate organizations also observed the day in a befitting manner. Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) also observed the historic day paying rich tribute to Bangabandhu and other national leaders.
RCC authority garlanded the portrait of Bangabandhu at city bhaban premises besides placing wreaths on the grave of Shaheed AHM Kamaruzzaman, one of the cabinet ministers of the Mujibnagar Government, at the Kadirgonj family graveyard.