Update : 23 June, 2016 03:52 am

Awami League's 67th founding anniversary Thursday

Awami League's 67th founding anniversary Thursday

Thursday, the June 23, is the 67th founding anniversary of the ruling Awami League.

Floated on this day in 1949, Awami League has been transformed into a mass organisation of the people of the country by leading all the democratic- political-social-cultural movements including the long arduous freedom struggle and the War of Liberation.

Talking to BSS on the eve of the party's founding anniversary, Awami League presidium member and Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim said, "Bangladesh Awami League is one of the oldest, biggest and secular political party that led the national movement for emancipation of the Bangalees and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was the first personality who initiated the work for building a secular Bangladesh.

"Awami League is not only the oldest and biggest political party in the country but it's the mainstream of democracy and secular ideologies. Since its floating, Awami League has been taking forward the trend in our social- democracy uninterruptedly through various movements and struggles over the past 67 years," he said.

Awami League general secretary and Minister for Public Administration Syed Ashraful Islam said, "The achievements of Awami League were the achievements of the democratic people during the Pakistani rule. The achievements of the party were the achievements of Bangladesh. Awami League never ever gave false assurance to people. It implemented whatever necessary for the nation."

An extensive programme has been taken in observance of the 67th founding anniversary of Awami League (AL).

The programmes include hoisting of the national and party flags at its

offices across the country at dawn, placing of wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu on the premises of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi at 8-30 am, raising of national and party flags to the tune of the national anthem and releasing of white pigeons and balloons at Bangabandhu Bhaban at 8-35 am.

Besides, AL will organise a discussion at Bangabandhu International

Conference Centre in the city at 2-30 pm to mark the day. Awami League

president and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will chair the discussion.

Though the country's biggest political party was floated as Awami Muslim League at the historical Rose Garden at KM Das Lane in Dhaka, the word 'Muslim' was dropped at its third council in 1955.

In a statement today, Awami League general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam called upon the party units across the country and their associate and like-minded bodies to observe the 67th founding anniversary of the party following the programmes slated for the day.


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