A views-exchange meeting on the year-long countrywide celebration of Mujib Year, held at the International Mother Language Institute in the city on Wednesday. -AA
The countdown to the year-long countrywide celebration of Mujib Year, marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, will begin on January 10.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the countdown centrally on January 10, the day Bangabandhu returned to independent Bangladesh in 1972 after his release from Pakistan jail.
Mujib Year will be celebrated from March 17, 2020 to March 26, 2021 to make people aware of the authentic history of Bangabandhu and the Liberation War.The information was revealed at a views-exchange meeting at the International Mother Language Institute in the city on Wednesday.
State Minister for Information Md Murad Hassan attended the meeting as the chief guest while Chairman of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Birth Centenary Celebration Committee Professor Rafiqul Islam chaired it.
Chief Coordinator of the Committee Dr Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury moderated the meeting.Secondary and Higher Education Division Senior Secretary Md Sohorab Hossain, Information Secretary Abdul Malek, Public Administration Secretary Faiz Ahmed and editors and senior journalists of the print and electronic media outlets were present at the meeting.
Murad called upon all concerned, especially the print and electronic media, to take all preparations to celebrate the birth centenary of Bangabandhu.Rafiqul Islam said the spontaneity of the celebration of the birth centenary will depend on the participation of the young generation.
He urged the authorities concerned to take necessary steps to ensure the involvement of the students of schools, colleges, universities and madrasas in celebration programs. Kamal Abdul Naser said digital boards for the countdown will be set up in every city, district towns and upazila headquarters with the coordination of divisional commissioners, deputy commissioners and cultural and political personnel.
"As January 10 is a historic day for the nation, we're going to start the countdown from that day. Public Administration Ministry and Local Government Division will coordinate the countdown event," he said.
Kamal Abdul Naser said a big digital board for the countdown will be set up at Manik Mia Avenue in front of the Parliament building. Boards will also be set up in public places across the country, he added.He urged the print and electronic media outlets to play a vital role in celebrating the birth centenary of Bangabandhu with much enthusiasm.
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