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Bangamata’s birth anniversary today

Sun News Desk: The 92nd birth anniversary of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, wife of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, is being observed today (August 08, 2022) in a befitting manner across Bangladesh.

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On August 8 in 1930, Bangamata was born at Tungipara village in Gopalganj.

Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib was killed ruthlessly along with Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members on the fateful night of August 15 in 1975.

To mark the day, the Awami League (AL) has chalked out programmes. Wreaths were placed at her grave in city's Banani area in the morning.

AL's Dhaka north city unit will allocate food among orphans at Azimpur Orphanage after Zohr prayers.

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Besides, AL's relief and social welfare sub-committee and forest and environment sub-committee, Awami Jubo League and Awami Matsyajibi League will arrange different discussions.

Marking the day, Bangladesh Television, Bangladesh Betar and other electronic media are broadcasting special programmes.

President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave separate messages on the eve of the 92nd birth anniversary of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib

They paid glowing tributes to Bangamata saying her ideology would always remain as a source of inspiration for Bangalee women.

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On Saturday, the government announced names of five distinguished women for 'Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib Padak-2022' for their outstanding contributions to different fields.

They are: Syeda Zebunnesa Haque (Sylhet) in politics, lawmaker Selima Ahmed (Cumilla) in economics, Dhaka University former Pro-Vice Chancellor Nasreen Ahmad in education, Mst Achhia Alam (Kishoreganj) in social service and valiant freedom fighter of Gopalganj district Ashalata Baidya (commander during the Liberation War) in independence and Liberation War.

The award giving ceremony will be held today at Osmani Memorial Hall in the capital at 10am today coinciding with the birth anniversary of Bangamata.

Sun News/MR

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