957Published on November 28, 2019
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) together with Bangladesh will celebrate the "Mujib Barsho" (Mujib Year).
She made the announcement while speaking at a preparatory meeting to celebrate the Mujib Year held at Ganabhaban in Dhaka on Wednesday, reports UNB.
Bangladesh will celebrate the Mujib Year from March 17, 2020 to March 26, 2021 through various programs marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Unesco took the decision at its 40th General Assembly held at its headquarters in Paris recently.
President of the Unesco General Assembly Altay Cengizer and its Director General Audrey Azoulay were present at the assembly.
Education Minister Dipu Moni, who was present at the preparatory meeting, briefly described different aspects of the Unesco's decision.
She said Unesco took the decision unanimously at the plenary session of its 40th General Assembly on November 25 to celebrate the Mujib Year together with Bangladesh.
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was born at Tungipara in Gopalganj on March 17, 1920.
A year after his 100th birth anniversary, Bangladesh will celebrate the golden jubilee of independence on March 26, 2021.
Programs on different occasions such as Bangabandhu's Homecoming Day, Awami League's founding anniversary, National Mourning Day, and Jail Killing Day will be organized in coordination with the Mujib Year.
Chief Coordinator of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Birth Centenary Celebration National Implementation Committee Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury highlighted various aspects of the birth centenary programs through a power point presentation.
He said the inaugural function will begin at 4pm on March 17, 2020 at the National Parade Square.
The programs include flypast under the Armed Forces Division, performing instrumental songs by 100 artistes, performing theme songs in Bangla and English, 55-minute cultural function and laser show.
"Sraddha Smarak" will be handed over to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Bangabandhu's younger daughter Sheikh Rehana, he said.
Kamal said President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will deliver their speeches at the opening function and later the prime minister will inaugurate the programs of the Mujib Year.
Besides, some heads of state and government will address the function.
After the power point presentation, the prime minister gave various directives to make the programs a success.