Bangladesh is celebrating the birth centenary of its founder President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on Tuesday. The day marks the beginning of the year long celebration of the birth centenary named ‘Mujib Barsho’ in Bangladesh and across the world.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina marked the day by paying floral tributes to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at his residence in Dhanmondi area of Dhaka in the morning.
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was born on 17th March 1920 in the town of Tungipara in Gopalganj district in Bengal. He led the movement against the oppressive Pakistani rulers in the then East Pakistan leading to its liberation in 1971. Known as Bangabandhu, he became the first President of the independent nation of Bangladesh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid tributes to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on his birth anniversary. In a tweet, he said: ” Tributes to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on his birth anniversary. He is remembered for his courage and indelible contribution to Bangladesh’s progress. This evening, via video link, will address Bangabandhu’s 100th Birth Anniversary celebrations being held in Bangladesh.
Source: DD News