The government has decided to observe the 88th birth anniversary of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib nationally with due respect on Aug 8. The Women and Child Affairs Ministry has taken elaborate programmes marking the anniversary, said an official release on Wednesday (Aug 1).
Marking the day, a discussion will be held at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center in the morning. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to be present at the discussion as the chief guest. A documentary on Bangamata will be screened in the programme.
President Md. Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will issue separate messages marking the birth anniversary of Bangamata.
Different important streets of the city will be illuminated and decorated with festoons and billboards marking the anniversary. Besides, Bangladesh Television, Bangladesh Betar and other electronic media will air special programmes marking the day. A souvenir will also be published, the release added.