Bangladesh Chhatra League (BSL) is set to celebrate its 70th founding anniversary through eleborate programmes today. The largest student organization having glorious heritage of struggle and success, the BSL came into being on Jan 4 in 1948 at the instruction of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with a view to attaining the country's independence.
BSL central leaders greeted all on the occasion of the organization's 70th founding anniversary. Marking the anniversary, the BSL has taken five-day programmes, said a release, adding the organization's 70th founding anniversary would be celebrated colorfully.
The day's programmes will include hoisting national and party flags at party offices in the morning, placing of wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Dhanmondi road 32, cutting of cake at Dhaka University Curzon Hall and colourful processions will be held at all units across the country without Dhaka.
The main procession will be brought in Dhaka on Jan 6. Winter clothes will be distributed among the destitute on Jan 8 in front of Swoparjito Swadhinata Sculpture at Dhaka University. Besides, a voluntary blood donation campaign will be held on Jan 9 and educational materials would be distributed among students on Jan 11.
The BSL has been leading all democratic and progressive movements in the country since its foundation in 1948. This organization attained victory in all struggles in exchange for great sacrifices.
The BSL played pioneering roles in the language movement in 1952, in the victory of Jukta Front in 1954 polls, anti-Aiyub movement in 1958, education movement in 1964, six-point movement in 1966, mass upsurge in 1969, elections in 1970, the great Liberation War in 1971, rehabilitation activities in post-war Bangladesh, movement for restoration of democracy after 1975 changeover, student movement in 1983 and anti-autocratic movement in 1990.
The BSL was also engaged in the movement launched by Sheikh Hasina against the terrorism unleashed by the then BNP-Jamaat alliance government after the 2001 polls. The BSL also waged a strong movement after the one-eleven changeover when the army-backed government arrested Sheikh Hasina on July 16 in 2007 without any reason.
Now the BSL is working relentlessly to implement Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's programme for building a digital Bangladesh.