In a letter today, the Communist Party of China extended its warm congratulations to Sheikh Hasina on the eve of her 74th birthday.
"As a senior political leader of great stature, your contribution has been significant to both the national development of Bangladesh and the promotion of China-Bangladesh relations," reads the letter signed by Song Tao, Minister of International Department of Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.
The letter reads, "With your care and support, the Bangladesh Awami League and the CPC have deepened their relations through productive cooperation, providing important political guidance on the development of China-Bangladesh strategic partnership of cooperation."
Like previous years, Awami League and its affiliated organisations will celebrate the day through various programmes highlighting the life and achievements of Sheikh Hasina.
On the occasion, discussions, milad and doa mahfils, special prayers and photo exhibitions will be organised in the capital and different parts of the country, abiding by the appropriate health rules.
Sheikh Hasina, Awami League president and also the eldest of the five children of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Begum Fazilatunnesa, was born at Tungipara in Gopalganj on September 28 in 1947.