Huge gathering at Padma Bridge opening ceremony...

Huge gathering at Padma Bridge opening ceremony

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 11:08 AM, 25 June 2022  

Huge gathering at Padma Bridge opening ceremony

Huge gathering at Padma Bridge opening ceremony

The much-awaited Padma Bridge is set to be opened by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina after some time. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina already reached the Mawa Point on Saturday to join the public gathering before the inauguration of the Padma Bridge. She will also join the mass gathering at Kanthalbari end in Shibchar.

The Awami League has organized a public meeting at Kanthalbari in Shibchar upazila of Madaripur on the occasion of the inauguration of the bridge. About 1 million people are expected to gather at that public meeting. But since dawn people have been coming to the gathering place. People are coming in groups from different parts of the south to the meeting place.

Boarding buses, launches, boats, battery-run three-wheelers and other modes of transport, people from all walks of life and leaders of Awami League and its associate bodies thronged the rally venue since 6am.

The gathering wore a festive look as people from different parts of the country, especially from the southern districts, started thronging the venue with colourful banners, festoons and AL's election symbol "boat".

Rumman Ahmed of Gopalganj came to the meeting place in Mawa on the occasion of inauguration of Padma Bridge and said, "I left at night to join the inauguration ceremony of Padma Bridge. I am happy to be able to attend the public meeting. It's a festival to me."

A spectacular stage – 150 feet long and 40 feet wide – was built in the style of the Padma Bridge at the rally venue. A huge boat is floating on water right in front of the stage. The stage was made by placing 10 spans on 11 pillars next to it.