In Bangladesh, the historic Mujibnagar day is being observed today. The day marks the oath-taking ceremony of Bangladesh’s first government in 1971 at Baidyanathtala in Meherpur.The day is being observed by political parties and social and cultural organisations through various programs across Bangladesh.
In Dhaka, Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister of Bangladesh Obaidul Quader placed a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in Dhanmondi.
In his message on the occasion, President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid recalled the support and cooperation of the world community to the liberation struggle of Bangladesh.
Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina in her message has urged the people of the country to engage themselves in building Bangladesh, to make it free of hunger, poverty, and illiteracy as dreamt of by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
On this day in 1971, senior leaders of the liberation movement of Bangladesh had assembled at Baidyanathtala to form the provisional government of independent Bangladesh.
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was declared the President in absentia as he was arrested and flown to Pakistan after the Pakistan military crackdown on the then ‘East Pakistan’ on the night of March 25, 1971.The declaration was followed by a nine-month-long struggle culminating in the independence of Bangladesh on December 16, 1971.