Khaleda's 70th birth anniversary celebrated

Khaleda’s 70th birth anniversary celebrated


The 70th birth anniversary of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has been celebrated, in a low kye though.
First the BNP chiarperson’s birth day party was held at the family level in early hours of August 15 and then in a gorgeous way by the party and its front organisations at her Gulshan office late in the evening on the day.
The former premier cut five cakes 70 pounds each one after another at a function at her Gulshan office at 9:15pm yesterday. BNP, city BNP, Chhatra Dal, Juba Dal and Secchasebok Dal arranged the birthday celebration programme.
Exchanging pleasantries with journalists, Khaleda Zia sought blessings of the countrymen to make her birth anniversary a success.Replying to a question on her London visit, the BNP chairperson said she would tour to the UK.
As Khaleda Zia reached her office at 9:00pm, hundreds of party leaders and activists greeted her with clapping and chanting slogans “Happy birthday to Madam.”
The office was decorated and illuminated to mark her birthday.
After cutting birthday cake Kahleda Zia went to the main entrance and greeted party leaders and activists by wacing at them.
Senior party leaders including standing committee members—Barrister Jamiruddin Sircar, Nazrul Islam Khan and Goyeshwar Chandra Roy, joint secretary general Mohammad Shajahan, Selima Rahman, Abdullah Al Noman, Advocate Mahbub Hossain, Dr AZM Zahid Hossain, Moazzem Hossain Alal, Habib-un-Nabi Khan Sohel, Akram Hossain and leaders and activists of different front organisations were present on the occasion.
Shayrul Kabir Khan, a member of BNP chairperson’s media wing, said after celebration of the birthday, the cakes were sent to orphanages.
In the past, the party leaders and activists celebrated the birthday of Khaleda Zia at zero hour of August 15 but this time they refrained from doing it at early hours.
However, sources said Khaleda’s family members celebrated the birthday sometime in the midnight on Friday at her Gulshan residence.
Meanwhile, Mohila Dal leaders and activists cut the cake of Khaleda’s birth day at BNP vice chairman Selima Rahman’s Banani residence in the afternoon.
Selima Rahman, Mohila Dal president Noor-e-Ara Safa, general secretary Shirin Sultana and city president Sultana Ahmed cut the cake at 5:00pm. Many leaders and activists of Mohila Dal took part in the programme.
Khaleda was born at a Muslim family in 1946. Her nick name is Putul. She is fourth among her four sisters and two brothers. Her father’s is Eskander Majumder and mother Toyaba Majumder. Khaleda’s ancestral home is located in Feni but she spent her childhood and adolescent times in Dinajpur with her family. – Staff Reporter


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