Nation observes historic March 7
The nation yesterday observed the historic March 7, marking the landmark speech of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
This year, the day's observance marked the golden jubilee of the speech as well as of the country's independence on March 26 while "Mujib Borsho", the yearlong celebration of Bangabandhu's birth centenary is going on.
On the occasion of the historic March 7, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid her homage by placing wreaths at the portrait of the Father of the Nation in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in the capital yesterday morning, reports BSS.
After placing the wreaths, she stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of Bangabandhu, the architect of independent Bangladesh.
On October 30, 2017, Unesco recognised the historic speech as part of the world's documentary heritage.
The landmark fiery speech inspired the Bangalees to prepare for the Liberation War.
Marking the day, different government and non-government organisations paid homage to Bangabandhu's portrait at Dhanmondi and also held discussions and rallies.
Members of University Grants Commission and Jatiya Press Club paid homage by placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu at Dhanmondi, said separate releases.
The National Parliament Secretariat held a discussion on the parliament premises, presided over by senior secretary Zafar Ahmed Khan, said another press release.
Dhaka University authorities held a discussion on the campus on "The Importance and Significance of the Historic March 7 Speech of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman".
Addressing the discussion, DU Vice Chancellor Prof M Akhtaruzzaman urged the country's youth to understand the significance of the historic speech, reports a correspondent.
Marking the day, North South University held a virtual discussion, said another press release.