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BD Parliament opens special session to mark Golden Jubilee

Nation 2023-04-06, 12:27pm


Parliament Building.

Sangsad Bhaban, Apr 6 - Bangladesh parliament on Thursday morning opened a special session to mark the 50th anniversary of the national legislature.

This is also the 22nd session of  the 11th Jatiya Sangsad, the parliament.

With Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair, the session started at around 11:00 am.

President Abdul Hamid is scheduled to deliver a memorial speech in the parliament on Friday where he is expeted to highlight the country’s achievement and the role of parliament.

A resolution on the President’s speech will be adopted in the Jatiya Sangsad following discussion by lawmakers, the speaker said in her introductory speech.

She referred to the start of the journey of Bangladesh Jatiya Sangsad on April 7, 1973 as a momentous day.

“In continuation of this, we are going to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of parliament in 2023. That is why April 7 is an important day for Parliament,” she added.

Earlier on March 21, President Abdul Hamid convened the 22nd session.

Before the House convened, the Business Advisory Committee of parliament held a meeting with the speaker in the chair and fixed the duration and businesses of the session. - UNB