RANGPUR, April 17, 2017 (BSS) -The historic Mujibnagar Day was observed here today with a call for disseminating true national history among the young generations to build a prosperous Sonar Bangla as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The district and city units of Awami League (AL) and its associate bodies hoisted the national and party flags and placed wreaths at the portraits of Bangabandhu and four national leaders in the morning at district AL Office in observance of the day.
The district administration arranged a discussion on 'Historic Mujibnagar Day and Independence of Bangladesh' followed by cultural programmes at Town Hall auditorium today afternoon to observe the historic Mujibnagar Day-2017.
Divisional Commissioner Kazi Hasan Ahmed addressed the discussion as the chief guest with Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Wahiduzzaman in the chair.
Additional Deputy Inspector General of Police Bashir Ahmed, Senior District Information Officer Humayun Kobir, Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Priyosindhu Talukder, city AL President Shafiur Rahman Shafi and General Secretary Tushar Kanti Mandal addressed, as special guests.
Recalling enormous importance of the historic day, the speakers said the War of Liberation got a specific dimension on this day in 1971 when the provisional government in exile took oath at Baiddonathtola in Meherpur.
They said the national flag was hoisted after renaming Baiddonathtola as Mujibnagar as a mark of tribute to Bangabandhu who was declared as the President of the government-in-exile in presence of hundreds of freedom fighters, local and foreign journalists.
Syed Nazrul Islam took oath as the acting President in the absence of Bangabandhu, Tazuddin Ahmad as the first Prime Minister, while Khandaker Mostaq Ahmed, Captain M Mansur Ali and AHM Quamaruzzaman as the cabinet ministers.
Shafiur Rahman Shafi said leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is very much unavoidable now to make independence and sovereignty of Bangladesh truly meaningful for making the country a developed and peaceful abode for the people.
The chief guest called upon everybody to disseminate real national history among young generations and work unitedly to make Bangladesh a middle-income nation by 2021 and a developed country by 2041.
Later, a colourful cultural function was arranged at the same venue.
The district and city units of AL organise a discussion on importance of the historic Mujibnagar Day at district AL office tonight.