Programmes to celebrate Bangabandhu’s birth anniversary in Khulna

The district administration has chalked out elaborate programmes to celebrate the 103rd birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the National Children’s Day on March 17.

The programmes were finalised today at a preparedness meeting held at the deputy commissioner’s (DC) conference room with DC Khondokar Yasin Arefin in the chair.

The national flags will be hoisted atop of all public and private buildings and the people from all walks of life will place wreathes at Bangabandhu memorial at the DC office premises on the occasion.

A discussion will be held at Shilpakala Academy in presence of freedom fighters to be followed by a cake cutting function and a cultural programme.

Art and essay competition on Bangabandhu’s life among children will be held at Shishu Academy on March 14 and 15.

Special prayers will be offered at mosques, temples, churches and other religious institutions to seek eternal peace of the departed souls of Bangabandhu and his martyred family members.

Improved diet will be served at all hospitals, orphanage centers and jail to mark the day.

State-run Khulna Betar will broadcast special programmes while the local newspapers will bring out special supplements on the occasion.

Roads will be decorated with colourful banners and festoons to give the city a festive look.

Video documentary on the life of Bangabandhu will be screened at city’s different Parks.

Similar programmes will be held at all upazila headquarters marking the day.

Additional deputy commissioner (General) Pulak Kumar Mondal, deputy director of local government department of DC office Md Yousup Ali, freedom fighters professor Alamgir Kabir and Sarder Mahbubur Rahman, ex-president of Khulna Press Club S M Zahid Hossain, cultural activists Moklesur Rahman Bablu, Kamrul Islam Bablu and women leader Halima Islam, among others, were present at the meeting.

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