Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, wife of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, is the 90th birth anniversary today.
She was born on this day in 1930 in Tungipara village of Gopalganj district. On the night of August 15, 1975, he was brutally killed by the assassins of the Father of the Nation.
The Women and Children Affairs Ministry has taken elaborate programs to observe Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib’s birth anniversary nationally. The theme of the day this year is – ‘Bangamata is courageous symbol of sacrifice and beauty.”
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to join the Bangamata Fazilatunnesa Mujib birthday celebration program on the virtual platform from the Ganabhaban as the chief guest, reports BSS.
Awami League Presidium member Begum Matia Chowdhury will present the keynote paper at the birthday celebration program. State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Fazilatun Nessa Indira will chair the Bangamata’s birth anniversary celebration program at Bangladesh Shishu Academy auditorium.
On the Bangamata’s birthday, the ministry will distribute sewing machines and money in cash through mobile banking to the distressed women who already have been affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Under the program, a total of 3,200 sewing machines and Taka 26lakh – Taka 2,000 each – will be given among 1300 distressed women as per the enrolment of the beneficiaries provided by deputy commissioners of 64 districts.
At the same time, 100 laptops will be given among the poor meritorious students in Goplaganj district. The financial grant will be transferred formally to the mobile numbers of the beneficiaries by the Prime Minister through the electronic system.
In addition to this, live documentaries will be screened and souvenirs will be published based on the glorious working life of Bangamata. Bangladesh Television, Bangladesh Betar and other electronic media will broadcast special programs on the occasion of Bangamata’s birth anniversary. Different social and cultural organizations including the Awami League have taken various programs.