Staff Correspondent ;
Dhaka – The 90th birth anniversary of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, wife of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, is being observed on Saturday.
Different socio-political organisations have chalked out elaborate programme to celebrate the day amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Born on August 8 in 1930 at Tungipara village in Gopalganj, Fazilatunnesa Mujib was killed brutally by the assassins of Father of the Nation on August 15 in 1975.
The Women and Children Affairs Ministry has taken programmes to observe her birth anniversary nationally. This year’s theme of the day is – ‘Bangamata is courageous symbol of sacrifice and beauty.”
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to join the Bangamata Fazilatunnesa Mujib birth day celebration programme on the virtual platform from the Ganabhaban as the chief guest.
Awami League Presidium member Matia Chowdhury will present the keynote paper at the birth day celebration programme.
State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Fazilatun Nessa Indira will chair the birth anniversary programme at Bangladesh Shishu Academy auditorium.
On the Bangamata’s birth day, the ministry will distribute sewing machines and money in cash through the mobile banking to the distressed women who already have been affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A total of 3,200 sewing machines and 26 lakh takas — 2,000 takas each — will be given among 1300 distressed women as per the enrolment of the beneficiaries provided by deputy commissioners of 64 districts.
At the same time, 100 laptops will be given among the poor meritorious students in Goplaganj district.
To mark the day, the subordinate organizations and agencies under the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs will hold discussions in coordination with all the district administration.
In addition to this, live documentaries will be screened and souvenir will be published based on the glorious working life of Bangamata. Bangladesh Television, Bangladesh Betar and other electronic media will broadcast special programme on the occasion of Bangamata’s birth anniversary.
The Awami League leaders have paid rich tributes to the grave of Shaheed Fazilatunnesa at Banani graveyard. Special prayers will be arranged to mark the day.