Bangamata’s 90th birth anniversary today
Published: 08:04 AM, 8 August 2020 Updated: 11:47 AM, 8 August 2020
Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib
Today is the 90th birth anniversary of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, wife of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
She was born on August 8 in 1930 at Tungipara village in Gopalganj, was killed brutally by the assassins of Father of the Nation on August 15 in 1975.
The Women and Children Affairs Ministry has taken elaborate programs to observe Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib’s birth anniversary nationally. The theme of the day this year is - ‘Bangamata is the courageous symbol of sacrifice and beauty.”
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to join the Bangamata Fazilatunnesa Mujib birthday celebration program on the virtual platform from the Ganabhaban as the chief guest.
Awami League Presidium member Begum Matia Chowdhury will present the keynote paper at the birthday celebration program.
State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Fazilatun Nessa Indira will chair the Bangamata’s birth anniversary celebration program at Bangladesh Shishu Academy auditorium.
On the Bangamata’s birthday, the ministry will distribute sewing machines and money in cash through mobile banking to the distressed women who already have been affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Under the program, a total of 3,200 sewing machines and Taka 26 lakh, Taka 2,000 each will be given among 1300 distressed women as per the enrolment of the beneficiaries provided by deputy commissioners of 64 districts.
At the same time, 100 laptops will be given among the poor meritorious students in Goplaganj district.
The financial grant will be transferred formally to the mobile numbers of the beneficiaries by the Prime Minister through the electronic system.
On behalf of the Prime Minister, the Deputy Commissioner of Gopalganj will hand over the sewing machines and laptops among the beneficiaries.
To mark the birth anniversary, the subordinate organizations and agencies under the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs will hold discussions in coordination with all the district administration.
In addition to this, live documentaries will be screened and souvenirs will be published based on the glorious working life of Bangamata. Bangladesh Television, Bangladesh Betar, and other electronic media will broadcast special programs on the occasion of Bangamata’s birth anniversary.
Different social and cultural organizations including the Awami League have taken various programs.
Of the Awami League programs, recitation of the Holy Quran, Milad, and doa-mahfil will be held following paying rich tribute to the grave of Shahid Fazilatunnesa at Banani at 10 am.
Bangladesh Awami League and its Dhaka City North and Dhaka City South units will participate in the program.
To mark Bangamata’s birth anniversary, Bangladesh Krishak League will organize a discussion and doa mahfil at Awami League central office at Bangabandhu Avenue at 12pm on Saturday. Information Minister and Awami League joint general secretary Dr. Hasan Mahmud will attend the program as the chief guest.
Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader urged all leaders and workers of the ruling party and its associate bodies to observe the Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib’s birth anniversary in a befitting manner.