Senior Correspondent: Bangladesh Awami League (AL) that led the War of Liberation will celebrate its 70th founding anniversary in a befitting manner tomorrow (Sunday).
Founded on this day in 1949, Awami League, one of the oldest political parties in the subcontinent, has been transformed into an organisation of the masses by leading all the democratic-political-social-cultural movements including the long arduous struggle for freedom and the War of Liberation.
Since its inception, the party has been taking forward the country’s socio-political trend uninterruptedly through different movements and struggles over the seven decades.
Awami League is not only the oldest and biggest political party in the country but also the mainstream of democracy and secular ideologies.
The party has chalked out an elaborate programme to celebrate the founding anniversary across the country.
The anniversary programme will begin tomorrow by placing wreaths at the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the premises of Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi at 8:30 am.
To mark the anniversary, national and party flags will be hoisted atop all party offices including the central office.
A delegation of Awami League Central Working Committee (ALCWC) led by Presidium member Lt Col (retd) Muhammad Faruq Khan will place wreaths at the mausoleum of Bangabandhu at Tungipara in Gopalganj at 11 am.
The delegation will include ALCWC member Abul Hasnat Abdullah, Agriculture and Cooperatives Secretary Faridunnahar Laily, Religious Affairs Secretary Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, Labour and Manpower Affairs Secretary Habibur Rahman Siraj, and ALCWC members SM Kamal Hossain and Marufa Akhter Popi.
A discussion meeting will be held at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) here at 4:00 pm on June 24. Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will preside over the discussion.
Though the country’s biggest political party was floated as Awami Muslim League at the historical Rose Garden at KM Das Lane in Dhaka, the word ‘Muslim’ was dropped at its third council in 1955.
In a statement issued today, Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, called upon the party units across the country and their associate and like-minded bodies to observe the founding anniversary of the party in befitting manner.
risingbd/Dhaka/June 22, 2019/Reza/AI