Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today inaugurated the 12th national conference of Bangladesh Jatiya Sramik League (BJSL), the labour wing of Bangladesh Awami League (AL).
Sheikh Hasina, also the AL president, opened the conference by releasing pigeons and balloons at Suhrawardy Udyan here this morning.
The new central committee of the organisation will be declared after the council session at the Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) auditorium at 3:00pm today.
More than 8,000 councilors along with equal number of delegates from 78 district organizations across the country with the BJSL’s central committee leaders joined the conference.
Besides, a number of foreign guests including labour leaders are participating in the event.
Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman founded the BJSL, the largest labour organization in the country, on October 12 in 1969.
In the last conference of the BJSL held on July 19 in 2012, labor leaders Sukkur Mahmud and Sirajul Islam were elected president and general secretary respectively of the body.