The historic Homecoming Day of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is being observed today.
On January 10, 1972, Bangabandhu had returned to independent and sovereign Bangladesh after over nine and a half months of captivity in a Pakistan jail.
Bangabandhu was subjected to inhuman torture in the jail where he had been counting moments for the execution of his death sentence that was pronounced in a farcical trial.
Bangabandhu inspired the Bangalee nation. He was the inspiration of the freedom fighters.
Under his undaunted leadership, the Bangalee nation earned the ultimate victory through the nine-month Liberation War in 1971. The defeated Pakistani rulers were finally compelled to release Bangabandhu from jail. The victory of the Bangalees attained its fulfillment with his release.
The ruling Awami League, its associate and front organisations and various socio-political organisations have drawn up elaborate programmes to mark the day.
Meanwhile, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have issued separate messages on the occasion.
The president in his message urged all to take the pledge to continue the advancement of the country by implementing the unfinished tasks of the great leader imbued with the spirit of the Liberation War.
In her message, the PM called upon all to come forward to build a happy and prosperous “Sonar Bangla” as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.