Ruling Awami League and its affiliates are observing Sheikh Hasina’s ‘home coming day’ on Friday.
Central party leaders, led by Presidium Member Mohammad Nasim,
placed wreaths at the memorial of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Dhanmondi
32 in Dhaka.
They are expected to exchange greetings with Sheikh Hasina
at Ganabhaban in the evening.
Sheikh Hasina was abroad with her husband
when her father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was killed, along with his
family members, on Aug 15, 1975.
She could not return at that time
because the government in power did not allow her permission.
returned from India on May 17, 1981.
Later, at the national council of
the Awami League in Feb 14-16 in 1981, Sheikh Hasina was made the party
chief. Her return in 1981 saw scores of people crowding at the stretch of
road from Tejgaon Airport to Manik Mia Avenue amidst a drizzle.
day, Hasina had said, “I have come among you all having nothing to lose …. I
want to dedicate my life for the country and follow the path showed by the
Father of the Nation.”
Awami League General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam
called upon all to grace the day with due solemnities.