Awami league has taken elaborate programmes to observe the historic March 7, a red-letter day in the country’s history, on Thursday in a befitting manner.
On this day in 1971, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, in his historic speech at a mammoth rally in the then ‘Race Course Maidan’, now Suhrawardy Udyan, in the city, directed the freedom-loving Bangalees for waging a decisive struggle against the then Pakistan occupation forces.
Marking the day, ruling Awami league will hoist national and party flags atop the Bangabandhu Bhaban and party offices at 6:30am Thursday and later place wreaths at Bangabandhu’s portrait on Bangabandhu Bhaban premises at the capital’s Dhanmondi at 7:00am.
A discussion will be arranged at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) auditorium at 3pm on the day.
Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will chair the discussion while Party leaders and distinguished personalities will address it.
All unit committees of AL will also organize programmes highlighting the significance of the day in line with the central programmes.