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8 March, 2018 00:00 00 AM
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Historic 7th March observed in cities

INDEPENDENT DESK

The historic 7th March, a red letter day in the history of the Bangalees' long arduous freedom struggle, was observed in

Rajshahi, Khulna yesterday in a befitting manner amid much enthusiasm.

On this day in 1971, the great leader Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman delivered his epoch-making speech of independence at the Race Course Maidan, now Suhrawardy Udyan, in Dhaka.

OUR RAJSHAHI CORRESPONDENT reports: The day began with hoisting the national and party flags atop at 6:30am and placing wreaths at the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu and four national leaders at Awami League office in the city at 10:00 am. Dablu Sarker, secretary and Shahin Akter Reny, senior vice-president of AL, Rajshahi city unit along with other leaders and activists placed wreaths. However; different political parties, social, cultural and professional bodies have chalked out elaborate programmes to mark the day.

Bangladesh Betar and Radio Padma, community radio of Rajshahi aired special programmes while local dailies published special supplements.

BSS adds from Khulna:  Khulna City and District Unit Awami League (AL) has chalked out elaborate programmes to observe the day.

The day was begun through hoisting of National and Party flags atop of the AL office around 7am. Leaders and activists of AL and its front organizations placed floral wreaths on the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

The historic speech of Bangabandhu was played in loud speaker at all wards, thana offices in the city and district.

President of District AL unit Sheikh Harun-ur-Rashid addressed a discussion as the chief guest held at the party office with AL city unit

President Talukder Abdul Khaleque in the chair.

Among others, City Unit AL General Secretary Mizanur Rahman Mizan, AL leader advocate Chisty Sohrab Hossain, advocate Sarder Rajob Ali, Mahbub Alam Sohag and Md A Babul Rana were present, among others, on the occasion.

 

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Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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