The 95th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Children Day- 2015 was observed in Sylhet Tuesday amid huge enthusiasm and festivity with fresh vow to build Sonar Bangla.
The district administration, Shishu Academy, Shilpokola Academy, Islamic Foundation, District Information Office, Awami League (AL), Bangabandhu Shikhkhya O Gobeshona Parishad, Muktijoddha Sangshad, Bangabandhu Shishu Kishore Mela, Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, different socio-cultural, political and professional organisations and educational institutions chalked out programmes to observe the day.
Besides, the Health & Family Planning Departments, CARE Bangladesh, RDRS Bangladesh, Merry Stopes Clinic, Pollishree, FPAB, Association for Community Development, other NGOs and organisations celebrated the day.
The district administration, Awami League (AL), its front organisations, SylhetCity Corporation (SCC), Shishu Academy, Shilpokola Academy, educational institutions, socio-cultural and other organisations observed the day through various programmes.
The programmes included placing of wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu, cake cutting , children’s gatherings and rallies, processions of underprivileged children, drawing, handwriting, essay and ready speech competitions, screening of ‘Eso Bangabandhu Hoi’ documentary film, discussions and cultural functions.
Special supplements were published in the local news papers; special doa, prayers and munajats offered at the religious institutions and improved diets served among the underprivileged children.
The observance began at 10 am through placing of wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu at the Central Shaheed Minar by Divisional Commissioner Muhammad Jamal Uddin, , Deputy Commissioner Shohidul Islam Police Super Nure Alom Mina and high officials.
Later, leaders of AL, its front organisations, officials of the government departments, NGOs, socio-cultural and political organisations, professional and business bodies, heads of educational institutions and community leaders placed wreaths.
Valiant freedom fighters, children, students, government officials, academicians and researchers, heads of educational institutions, leaders of AL and its front organisations, socio-cultural and political activists, artists and professionals were present.
In their speeches, the speakers recalled the memories of Bangabandhu, discussed his life and character of standing for justice, struggles against repression for independence and his unending love and sacrifice for the people.
They asked all to engage their maximum efforts and dedications in building a happy nation where the children would never starve and get all opportunities to flourish as worthy citizens with equal dignity.
The day was also observed through similar programmes at Leading University, Sylhet Osmany Medical College and other educational institutions in the city.