Bangabandhu’s Homecoming Day noticed with due respect

January 11, 2021 Bangladesh
The historic Homecoming Day of Father of the country Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the best Bangalee ever, was observed on Sunday in the united states in a befitting manner.

Bangladesh Awami Group chalked out elaborate programmes marking your day. National and get together flags had been hoisted at the AL central office, Bangabandhu Bhaban, and party offices across the country in the morning.

On behalf of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, AL Standard Secretary and Road Transfer and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader put a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu before Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi highway number 32 at 9 am.

Afterwards, Quader along with party’s senior leaders positioned another wreath with respect to the Awami League.

Party’s Presidium Customers Begum Matia Chowdhury, Dr Abdur Razzaque, Abdul Matin Khasru, Shajahan Khan and Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Information Minister and AL Joint Standard Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud, Joint Standard Secretaries Mahbubul Alam Hanif and AFM Bahauddin Nasim, Organizing Secretaries Ahmed Hossain, BM Mozammel Haque and Mirza Azam, Labour Affairs Secretary Habibur Rahman Siraj, Science and Technology Affairs Secretary Abdus Sabur and Central Committee Associates Dr Mostafa Jalal Mohiuddin were present on the celebration.

Besides, Dhaka metropolis north and south models of AL, Jubo Group, Bangladesh Krishak Group, Awami Swechchhasebak Little league, Mohila Awami Little league, Jubo Mohila Little league, Jatiya Sramik Little league, Chhatra League and different other organizations also located wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu.

A debate was arranged in a limited scale maintaining health suggestions at the party’s Bangabandhu Avenue central workplace in the afternoon.

Primary Minister and Awami Group President Sheikh Hasina addressed the debate through a good videoconferencing from her official Ganabhaban home here.

Krishak League also arranged a discussion in Engineers Institution, Bangladesh (IEB) auditorium here. Winter clothes were as well distributed among distressed persons on the occasion.

Krishak Little league President Samir Chanda chaired the debate even though AL Presidium Member Advocate Jahangir Kabir Nanak and AL Joint Standard Secretary AFM Bahauddin Nasim addressed it among others. Krishak League Joint Basic Secretary Biswanath Sarker Bitu moderated it.

Awami Jubo Group arranged doa mahfil and exhibition of documentary and distributed cooked food among destitute people.

Jubo League Standard Secretary Md Mainul Hossain Khan Nikhil, Presidium Member Advocate Mamunur Rashid and Sheikh Fazle Fahim, Joint General Secretary Subrata Paul, Dhaka City North Jubo League Performing President Zakir Hossain Babul and Dhaka City South Jubo League Acting President Key Uddin Rana were present among others.

Dhaka North City Company (DNCC) organized a debate at Krishibid Institution Bangladesh auditorium. ‘Sabar Dhaka’ iphone app was likewise launched on the celebration.

LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Tazul Islam joined the function as the chief guest.

DNCC Mayor Md Atiqul Islam chaired it while State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak, Dhaka City North AL President Sheikh Bazlur Rahman and Standard Secretary SM Mannan Kachi addressed it among others.

Besides, all district, metropolis, upazila, thana, union and ward level units of AL, its associate and likeminded bodies organized identical programmes coinciding with the central program marking the day.

Bangabandhu, the undisputed head of the country and supreme commander of the country’s Liberation Battle, returned to the sacred soil of independent Bangladesh via London and New Delhi on January 10 in 1972, after 290 days of confinement found in Pakistan jail.

The Homecoming Day of Bangabandhu this season came with a supplementary significance since it coincided with Daddy of the Nation’s birth centenary celebrations, just three months ahead of the golden jubilee of the country’s independence.

On the night time of March 25, 1971, Pakistan army arrested Bangabandhu from his Dhanmondi home and sent him to a West Pakistani jail the next day.

Bangabandhu was subjected to inhuman torture in the Pakistan jail where he had been counting moments for the execution of his death sentence that was pronounced in a good farcical trial.

“I was a prisoner in the condemned cell awaiting hanging. From the day I went into jail, I didn’t know whether I was to live or certainly not. I was mentally ready to die. But I knew Bangladesh will be liberated,” Bangabandhu spoke emotionally about his ordeal in Pakistani prison at a reports conference in London.

On the Pakistani army’s slaughter of Bengalis, Mujib declared: “If Hitler could have been alive today, he'd be ashamed.”

Previously March 26 in 1971, Bangabandhu proclaimed independence of Bangladesh and urged persons from all walks of lifestyle to participate wholeheartedly in the nation’s Battle of Liberation.

Immediately after the proclamation of independence, Bangabandhu was arrested by Pakistani military junta and flown to West Pakistan to keep him in prison there.

Though the final victory in the nine-month-long bloody War of Liberation was achieved defeating Pakistani occupation forces on December 16 in 1971, the nation’s targets were fulfilled and the persons got the true taste of victory with the homecoming of Bangabandhu on January 10, 1972.

On reaching Dhaka (Tejgaon) airport in the afternoon on January 10, Bangabandhu was greeted by thousands of jubilant persons who was simply eagerly waiting to see their beloved leader because the final victory on December 16 in 1971.

From airport Bangabandhu was moved to the Racecourse Maidan (now Suhrawardy Udyan) where he addressed a spontaneous reception accorded to him by the cheerful countrymen believed to be one million.

He recalled with respect the contribution of all during the battle and urged the persons to rebuild the war-ravaged country.

Bangabandhu took oath of business office as the country’s Prime Minister on January 12, 1972.
Source: Observerbd - Bangladesh

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