Dhaka – A book fair and a photo exhibition have been opened in Tungipara, the ancestral home of Bangladesh’s liberation architect Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, on the occasion of his 98th birthday, officials said.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the fair and the exhibition titled Khoka Theke Bangabandhu” at Bangabandhu Mausoleum Complex after she paid profound homage placing floral wreaths at the grave of the slain leader.
Bangladesh has been celebrating birthday of the great leader amid fanfare and merriment.
Hasina, also the daughter of Bangabandhu, went round different stalls of the book fair, and witnessed rare photos on Sheikh Mujibur Rahman that have been put on display at the photography exhibition.
She flew to her ancestral home Tungipara after placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu in Dhaka’s Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi.
The birthday of Bangabandhu is being observed across the country today as the National Children’s Day.
Mujibur, who fight all along his life for the rights of the people, was assassinated by a group of disgruntled army officers on August 15, 1975 at his home in Dhaka.