Update May 17, 2019

Dhaka 1-37 am, 06-August, 2020

Sheikh Hasina’s 39th Homecoming Day being marked

Mirajul Moin Joy

The 39th Homecoming Day of Awami League president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina is being observed on Friday, reports UNB.

On 17 May 1981, Sheikh Hasina returned home from India after nearly six years in exile following the assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members by a cabal of army officers on 15 August 1975.

However, both the daughters of Sheikh Mujib — Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana — survived as they were in Germany at the time.

Hasina was elected president of Awami League in her absence in the party’s national council held on 14-16 February 1981.

Awami League and its associate bodies have chalked out various programmes, including milad, doamahfil and discussions, to mark the day.

President Abdul Hamid issued a message on the occasion.

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