Dhaka, Mar 17 (UNB) - The Embassy of Bangladesh in Tokyo celebrated the 99th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Children’s Day 2019 in a befitting manner with due festivity.
The programme was participated by a large number of children, parents and representatives of Bangladesh community in Japan along with the mission’s officials.
The programme of the day included placing wreaths at the portrait of the Father of the Nation; reading out the messages issued by the President, Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and State Minister for Foreign Affairs; quiz competition on Bangabandhu and Bangladesh; dress-as-you-like competition on Bangabandhu, Bangladesh and Liberation War and other contests participated by the children.
At the beginning of the programme, Ambassador Rabab Fatima together with the children paid tributes to the Father of Nation by placing a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu.
This was followed by a special prayer seeking Jannah for Bangabandhu and his family members.
The ambassador shed light on the life and achievement of Bangabandhu and explained how the birth of Bangladesh is intertwined with the birth of Bangabandhu, said a press release.
Expatriate Bangladesh community members also took part in the discussion to pay their homage to the Father of the National and to gratefully recall the visionary leadership of Bangabandhu who led the entire nation to the Liberation War and created an independent Bangladesh.
Crests were distributed amongst the winners in different competitions. Chocolates, books and graphic novel ‘Mujib’ were also distributed among the children.
A group of children from ‘Sharawlipi Cultural Academy’, who learn Bangla culture and language, led the audience to sing the national anthem of Bangladesh.
After that, they performed different colorful cultural programmes. Finally, all the children participated with the ambassador in cutting the cake to celebrate the birthday of Bangabandhu and to say ‘Happy Birthday Father of the Nation’.
Dhaka, Mar 17 (UNB) - The 99th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was celebrated on Sunday in a befitting manner.
The day was celebrated as the National Children's Day. It was also a public holiday.
On this day in 1920, the nation's architect was born in Tungipara of Gopalganj.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid their homage to Bangabandhu by placing wreaths at his mazar (mausoleum) in Tungipara.
President Abdul Hamid first laid a wreath at the mazar of Bangabandhu followed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
After placing the wreaths, they stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of the Father of the Nation as the bugle played the last post.
A smartly turned out contingent drawn from the Bangladesh Army, Navy and Air Force gave a guard of honour on the occasion.
Abdul Hamid and Sheikh Hasina offered fateha and joined a munajat seeking eternal peace of the departed soul of Bangabandhu as well as other martyrs of the August 15 carnage.
Later, the President signed the visitor's book kept on the mazar premises.
Flanked by senior leaders of the party, Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League president, placed another wreath at the mazar of Bangabandhu on behalf of AL.
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Through his dynamic leadership, Bangabandhu had organised the Bangalee nation to fight against exploitation and repression by the Pakistani rulers. The movement culminated in independent Bangladesh through the nine-month Liberation War in 1971.
On August 15, 1975, the great leader along with most of his family members was assassinated by a disgruntled group of army men.
Different sociopolitical organisations, including Awami League and its associated bodies, observed the day amid various programmes.
A Qurankhani and a milad mahfil was held at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque.
The ruling party will organise a discussion at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre at 3pm on Monday where Prime Minister and AL President Sheikh Hasina will speak.
Dhaka, Mar 17 (UNB) – Dr Rajan Karmakar, son-in-law of Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder, has died reportedly under mysterious circumstances.
Dr Rajan, 39, an assistant professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery department under Dentistry Faculty of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) and husband of minister’s daughter Krishna Rani Majumder, was taken to Square Hospitals Ltd in an unconscious state around 3:45am on Sunday where doctors declared him brought dead.
Duty doctor at the hospital Asaduzzaman said Dr Rajan had died before he was brought to their hospital.
Claiming that the physician’s death was shrouded in mystery, victim’s maternal uncle Sujon Karmakar demanded a proper investigation and also an autopsy to ascertain what caused his death.
He said Krishna made a phone call to her mother-in-law (Rajan’s mother) in the early hours and informed her that her son died.
Sujon also said he went to the hospital around 4:20am after receiving the death news from his sister.
Dr Shahnewaj Bari of BSMMU Neurology department said they also want proper investigation into the death of their fellow as several unwanted incidents involving Dr Rajan took place in the past. “We heard that Rajan was admitted to the ICU of a hospital after being assaulted one and half years ago,” he added.
Rajan’s department head Prof Dr Quazi Billur Rahman said, “Rajan’s family demanded that autopsy be carried out on the body and there’s no objection to it from anyone. I’ve also talked to the minister (Sadhan) and he said he has no objection, either.”
Officer-in-charge of Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station said a police team visited the hospital.
The body was sent to Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital for autopsy, Inspector (Investigation) Abul Kalam Azad of the police station said, adding that a written complaint was submitted by the victim’s family.
Jahangirnagar University (Savar), Mar 17 (UNB) – In a shocking incident, a newborn baby girl was rescued from a locked trunk at a room of Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib Hall of Jahangirnagar University (JU) on Saturday night and she died soon after being taken to a hospital.
Hall sources said an inmate of room No 426 of the dormitory and a third-year student of JU Botany department, gave birth to the baby around 4pm when three of her roommates were outside. Later, she kept the baby into the trunk.
When her roommates came back, they found her bleeding and suspected something fishy. However, the girl did not confess to giving birth, describing the reason for bleeding as something else.
Later, the roommates and other inmates took her to the university’s medical centre where doctors referred her to Enam Medical College Hospital.
By the time, the hall inmates informed the matter to the hall administration which launched a search on suspicion.
The existence of the baby came to the fore when she started crying from inside trunk around 8pm.
Later, the hall authorities rescued the baby after breaking the lock of the trunk and took him to the university’s medical centre where doctors sent the baby to Enam Medical College Hospital after giving oxygen.
However, the baby died there around 10:30pm.
Hall Provost Prof Dr M Majibur Rahman said they formed a four-member probe body, headed by residential teacher Labiba Katun Tania, to look into the incident. The committee was asked to submit its report within 10 days.
Meanwhile, a student of JU Marketing department, Rony Mollah, claimed him as the father of the baby.
He said he married the girl one year ago.
Dhaka, Mar 17 (UNB) – A special programme was held at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on Sunday, marking the 99th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
University Fistula Centre, BSMMU and Bangladesh Nari Sangbadik Samity (BANASAS) in association with Fistula Care Plus of Engender Health Bangladesh, an international development organisation, arranged the programme featuring a discussion on fistula, exchanging greetings with fistula patients and serving special food to them at the fistula ward of the hospital.
Prof Dr Tripti Rani Das, chairman of BSMMU Obstetrics and Gynaecology department, presided over the programme, said a BANASAS press release.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Tripti Rani demanded nationalisation of the fistula centre and put emphasis on the rehabilitation and creating work opportunities for incurable fistula patients.
Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Bangladesh (OGSB) Secretary General Prof Dr Saleha Begum Chowdhury, fistula surgeons Prof Dr Fahmida Zabin and Dr Sharmin Mahmud, Dr Sheuly Chowdhury and Prof Dr Begum Nasrin of BSMMU, Engender Health Bangladesh Country Programme Manager and Global Event Manager Dr SK Nazmul Huda, BANASAS President Nasima Akter Shoma and General Secretary Anjuman Ara Shilpi, among others, spoke on the occasion.
Speakers recalled the affection of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for the neglected section of the society.
They urged all to come forward to the treatment and rehabilitation of the obstetric fistula patients.
After the discussion, special food was served among the fistula patients of the hospital.