Published:  12:20 AM, 12 January 2019

Homecoming Day observed in Khulna

The historic Homecom ing Day of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was observed on Thursday in a befitting manner in Khulna town.

On January 10 in 1972, Bangabandhu returned to the independent and sovereign Bangladesh after over nine and a half months' captivity in a Pakistan jail. Khulna city and district units of Awami League and its associate organizations observed the day with different programs.

Marking the day, leaders and workers of the party hoisted national and party flags atop the party office and placed wreaths in front of the sculpture of Bangabandhu on the Khulna Press Club premises. Besides, they held a discussion highlighting the life and works of Bangabandhu along with his contribution to the nation's War of Liberation.
Khulna district AL president Sheikh-Harun-ur Rashid chaired the meeting and some front-ranking leaders including president and general secretary of city AL Talukder Abdul Khaleque and Mizanur Rahman Mizan and parliament member of Khulna-2 constituency Salam Murshedi, spoke on the occasion.

A Milad and doa mahfil was also held at the party office seeking blessings for the departed soul of Bangabandhu.Meanwhile, Swadhinata Sangbadik Forum, a platform of Pro-Liberation Journalists, organized a discussion on Khulna Press Club premises marking the day.

---Md Ekramul Kabir, Khulna

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