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Birthday of Bangabandhu celebrated

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Alhaj A B M Mohiuddin Chowdhury, President, Chittagong City Awami League and CCC Mayor A J M Nasir Uddin cutting cakes in observance of the 98th birthday of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the National Children\'s Day in Chittagong on Friday.

By Chittagong Bureau
19th-Mar-2017       
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The 98th birthday of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Children's Day-2017 was celebrated here yesterday  as elsewhere in the district with a call to follow his ideology and to implement his unfinished tasks.
City Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin, placed wreaths at the portrait of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in front of CCC  Friday morning.
Acting Chittagong Divisional Commissioner Sarwarjahan, Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Shamsul Arefin, , and leaders of different cultural organisations placed wreaths at the portrait of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Shilpakola Academy.
Later, a large number of children and adolescent rally started from Chittagong Circuit house that ended at Shilpokala Academy after parading different important city streets.
Huge number of people including schoolboys and girls with colorful dresses joined the rally.
Earlier, a discussion meeting on the life and works of Bangabandhu and children gathering was held at Shilphokal Academy premises this afternoon.
Chittagong Metropolitan Police Commissioner Iqbal Bahar along with Deputy Inspector General of police, Chittagong range Shafiqul Islam and high police officials paid rich tributes by placing wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at city's Dampara police lines field yesterday.
Local units of Bangladesh Awami League and its front organizations also celebrated the day through a daylong programme. The programme included hoisting of national and party flags, garlanding portraits of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and holding discussions.
Former city mayor and President of Chittagong city AL Mohiuddin Chowdhury presided over and addressed the discussion at Shaheed Minar premises, organized by city AL.  General Secretary of City Awami League and city Mayor AZM Nasir Uddin, AL leaders Mahtab Uddin Chowdhury, Noimuddin Chowdhury and Advocate Iftekher Saimul addressed the function.
The speakers said if the children learn the proper history of Bangladesh, they would be worthy citizens of the country in future. Chittagong north and south district units of AL also arranged separate children rallies and discussions.
Apart from this, separate discussions were held at all educational institutions in the city and district under the auspices of respective authorities.
Chittagong Press Club celebrated the day through elaborate programmes. The programmes included discussion meeting, poetry recitation, placing of wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu, essay competition, drawing competition and poetry recitation.
Bangladesh Chhatra League units of all educational institutions in the city including Chittagong University, Chittagong Medical College, Chittagong University of Engineering Technology (CUET), University of Science and Technology Chittagong and Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University and Umra Koijon Mujib Sena also held discussions on the life and works of Bangabandhu.
 

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