Sheikh Russel's 47th anniversary of birth today | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, October 18, 2011 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, October 18, 2011

Sheikh Russel's 47th anniversary of birth today


Today is the 47th birth anniversary of Sheikh Russel, youngest son of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, says a press release.
Russel, also brother of Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina, was killed along with his father and most other family members on August 15, 1975 when he was a student of class IV at University Laboratory School.
On the occasion, Awami League (AL), Sheikh Russel Jatio Shishu Kishore Parishad, and Sheikh Russel Shishu Sangsad have chalked out elaborate programmes separately to observe the day with due respect.
They will place floral wreaths at Russel's grave at Banani Graveyard, organise milad and doa mahfils, offer prayers, and hold discussions.
Sheikh Russel Jatio Shishu Kishore Parishad will also organise a discussion and prize distribution programme among meritorious students who successfully passed Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination and winners of a drawing competition at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre at 10:00am. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will join the function as the chief guest.
Besides, the associate bodies of AL will also organise various programmes in the capital and other places across the country to mark the day.
AL Acting General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif in a statement called upon the party leaders, workers, supporters, and well-wishers to observe the day with due respect.

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