The parliament, for the first time in its history, is going to hold a special session on March 22 and 23 to mark the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
President Abdul Hamid yesterday convened the two-day special session, exercising his power bestowed upon him by Article 72 (1) of the constitution, said a release of the parliament secretariat.
Former Indian president Pranab Mukherjee and Nepalese President Bidya Devi Bhandari will deliver speeches during the special session, said sources at the parliament secretariat.
Speakers and lawmakers of different parliaments are also invited on the occasion.
The parliament went into special sittings on January 31 and June 18 of 1974 when former Yugoslav President Marshal Josip Broz Tito and then Indian President VV Giri addressed the Bangladesh parliament, respectively.