Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday released two commemorative postage stamps, a first-day cover and a data card, marking the golden jubilee of conferring the “Bangabandhu” title on Father of the Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
She released two Tk 10 stamps, Tk 10 first-day cover and Tk 5 data card at her official residence Gono Bhaban in Dhaka.
Posts, Telecommu-nications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar, Principal Secretary Md Nojibur Rahman, PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim, Posts and Telecommu-nications acting Secretary Ashoke Kumar Biswas and General of Bangladesh Post Office Sushanta Kumar Mondal were, among others, present on the occasion.
The stamps, first-day covers and data cards will be sold from Philatelic Bureau of Dhaka GPO from Saturday and those will be available at other GPOs and post offices across the country later.
There is also an arrangement for special cancellers in four GPOs to be used for the first-day covers.
On February 23, 1969, on behalf of the Sarbadaliya Chhatra Sangram Parishad (All Parties' Student Action Committee), its president Tofail Ahmed at a mass reception conferred the title of “Bangabandhu” (Friend of the Bangalees) on Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The mass reception had been arranged at the historic Ramna racecourse (now Suhrawardy Udyan), a day after Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was released from jail unconditionally.