The nation is set to observe the historic Mujibnagar Day today to recall the history as on this day in 1971 the nation witnessed the oath-taking of the country's first government. President Md. Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages, marking the day, local media reports said.
Marking the day, various programmes have been taken in Dhaka and Mujibnagar. The programmes include hoisting of national and party flags at all the district offices, central office and Bangabandhu Bhaban at 6 a.m. on that day, placing floral wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Bangabandhu Bhaban at 7 a.m.
In Mujibnagar, floral wreaths will be placed at Mujibnagar memorial monument at 10 a.m. while guard of honour will be given at 10:15 a.m.
Mujibnagar day rally will be held at Sheikh Hasina Manch of Mujibnagar in Meherpur at 10:30 a.m. Bangladesh Awami League presidium member and Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasima will preside over the meeting while Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu will speak at the meeting as the chief guest.
Liberation War Affairs Minister A K M Mozammel Haque, Awami League Joint-General Secretary Mahbub-ul Alam Hanif, MP, Joint-General Secretary Abdur Rahman, MP, its Khulna Divisional Organising Secretary Abu Sayeed Al Mahmud Swapan, MP, and Meherpur district Awami League president Prof Farhad Hossain, MP, among others, will be present at the meeting.
Besides, Awami League Dhaka North and South units will jointly organise a discussion at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre. Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader will attend the meeting as the chief guest.
On Apr 17, 1971, the tiny mango grove-covered village in Baidyanathtala witnessed the ceremonial formation of the provisional government of Bangladesh and millions of freedom loving people listened to the announcement of the formation of the government over radio.