Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s 69th birthday today
28 September 2015, Nirapad News: The 69th birthday of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also Awami League president, is being observed on Monday.
On this day in 1947, Sheikh Hasina, also the eldest daughter of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, was born in Tungipara of Gopalganj in Faridpur.
The ruling Awami League, its associated bodies and other socio-cultural and professional organisations have chalked out elaborate programmes to observe her birthday across the country, says a press release.
The premier is now in New York attending the 70th United Nations General Assembly.
Sheikh Hasina has been serving as the prime minister since January 2009. She also previously served as the premier of the country from 1996 to 2001.
She has led the Bangladesh Awami League since 1981. Her political career has spanned more than four decades.
As an opposition leader, she was the target of an assassination attempt in 2004.
In 2007, the Awami League president was arrested for allegation on corruption and charged with murder by the then military-backed caretaker government.
She returned to power as the prime minister after the Awami League-led alliance won a landslide victory in December in 2008.
Sheikh Hasina became the prime minister for the third time after winning the parliamentary polls in the January 5, 2014 election that was boycotted by the main opposition BNP.