Historic Mujibnagar Day being observed Sunday

Historic Mujibnagar Day being observed Sunday

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Dhaka – The historic Mujibnagar Day will be observed on Sunday marking the formation of Bangladesh’s first government that led the War of Liberation in 1971, unb news agency reported.
Senior leaders of Awami League assembled at Baidyanathtala, a mango orchard, which was later named as Mujibnagar in Meherpur district, on April 17, 1971 to form the provisional government of independent Bangladesh in the absence of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman who was arrested and flown to Pakistan after Pakistan military had cracked down on the Bengalees on the night of March 25, 1971.Bangabandhu was declared the first President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, while Vice-president Syed Nazrul Islam became the acting president in the absence of Bangabandhu.
Tajuddin Ahmad was appointed the first Prime Minister, while Khandoker Moshtaque Ahmed, M Mansur Ali and AHM Quamaruzzaman were named cabinet members.
To mark the day, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages.
In his message, Abdul Hamid said, “Independence is the greatest achievement of the Bangalee nation. It’s our moral duty to present the proper history of our struggle for independence to the young generation. On the historic Mujibnagar day, I hope the young generation would know the true history of Liberation War apart from involving themselves in nation-building inspired by patriotism.”
In her message, Sheikh Hasina urged the people of the country to engage themselves in building Bangladesh to be free from hunger, poverty and illiteracy as dreamt by Bangabandhu.
Awami League and different socio-economic organisations have chalked out elaborate programmes on the occasion.

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