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Bangabandhu's Homecoming Day Wednesday
The historic Homecoming Day of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman will be observed on Wednesday.
On January 10 in 1972, Bangabandhu returned to independent and sovereign Bangladesh after over nine and half months of captivity in a Pakistan jail.
Bangabandhu was subjected to inhuman torture in the Pakistan jail where he had been counting moments for the execution of his death sentence that was pronounced in a farcical trial.
Bangabandhu inspired the Bangalee nation. He was the inspiration of the freedom fighters.
Under his undaunted leadership, the Bangalee nation earned the ultimate victory through the nine-month war. The defeated Pakistani rulers were finally compelled to release Bangabandhu from jail. The victory of the Bangalees attained its fulfilment with his release.
Ruling Awami League, its associate and front organisations and various socio-political organisations have chalked out elaborate programmes to mark the day.
The programmes include hoisting of the national and party flags atop AL’s all offices at dawn, placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu at Bangabandhu Bhaban in Dhanmondi in the city in the morning.
Awami League will also hold a discussion at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre at 3pm where Prime Minister and AL President Sheikh Hasina will speak as the chief guest.
Meanwhile, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have issued separate messages on the occasion.
In his message, the President urged all to continue collective endeavours to build a non-communal and democratic Bangladesh imbued with the spirit and ideology of Bangabandhu. “Let this be our pledge on the Homecoming Day of Bangabandhu.”
The Prime Minister, in her message, said, “Let us build a hunger-poverty-free and happy, prosperous Sonar Bangladesh as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.”