The government is chalking out the country's biggest-ever nationwide programme to celebrate the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the birth centenary will be celebrated even at the grassroots level from March 17, 2020 to March 26, 2021 to make people aware of the authentic history of Bangabandhu and the Liberation War.
The prime minister was addressing a joint meeting of the national committee and the national implementation committee for celebration of the birth centenary.
The maiden meeting of the two committees was held at Prime Minister's Office in the city with Sheikh Hasina, who also is head of the National Committee for Celebration of Bangabandhu's Birth Centenary, in the chair.
At the meeting, the committee received proposals from members for elaborate programmes to celebrate 'Mujib Barsho' (Mujib Year) from March 17, 2020 to March 26, 2021 marking the birth centenary.
Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, Chairman of the Law Commission Justice ABM Khairul Haque, former finance minister AMA Muhith and national professors Anisuzzaman and Mohammad Rafiqul Islam were present at the meeting.
On February 14, the government formed the 102-member National Committee for the Celebration of the Birth Centenary.
The government also created the 61-member National Implementation Committee. National Professor Mohammad Rafiqul Islam and PM's former principal secretary Dr Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury were made the chairman and the chief coordinator of the committee respectively.