463Published on June 20, 2020
The 23rd of this June is Bangladesh Awami League’s 71st anniversary. Awami League’s 71 years of standing with people. This year, Awami League has planned differently to celebrate this anniversary. On 22nd June, Awami League has planned to organize a webinar on ‘Youth Expectations from Bangladesh Awami League’.
The webinar can be watched live from 8.30 PM on the party’s official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/awamileague.1949/) and Youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/myalbd). It will also be broadcasted on Bijoy TV as well as on the official Facebook pages of the Daily Ittefaq, the Daily Samakal ,bdnews24.com, banglanews24, jagonews24, the Daily Jugantor and Somoy TV.
The discussants of this program are Bangladesh Awami League’s Secretary of International Affairs Dr. Shammi Ahmed, Secretary of Research and Information Dr. Selim Mahmud, Office Secretary Barrister Biplab Barua, Secretary of Forest and Environment Delwar Hossain, Organizing Secretary Abu Sayeed Al Mahmud Shapan MP and Shafiul Alam Chowdhury Nadel and Members of the central executive committee Golam Kabir Rabbani Chinu and Marufa Akter Popi. Prime Minister’s Special Assistant and member of Awami League’s International Affairs sub-committee Barrister Shah Ali Farhad will moderate the webinar.
On 23rd June of 1949 at Dhaka’s Rose Garden, Bangladesh Awami League was formed by a group of farsighted leaders of the then East Bengal. Since then the party has regulated the course of Bangladesh’s history of liberation, formed the struggles for upholding people’s right and ensured freedom from the oppressors of West Pakistan. After liberation, Awami League has survived the conspiracies of anti-liberation forces and re-installed democracy uprooting autocratic regime. Throughout the history of Bangladesh, Awami League has been led by young politicians with bright minds and revolutionary ideas. During the pre-liberation struggle, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was the youngest among the leaders of Awami League. When he became the President of Awami League, he chose young activists to work beside him.
In 1981, when Sheikh Hasina, daughter of Bangabandhu, returned home from exile and took the baton of the party’s leadership, she was also youngest among other leaders. Sheikh Hasina, with the help of her party men, strengthened Bangladesh’s economy and state system. With young leaders on her side, she marched through the oppression of the opposition and now leading Bangladesh towards Vision 2041. On its 71st anniversary, Bangladesh Awami League wants to continue its regular interaction with youth and understand their expectations from this veteran, yet young, party.