Young Bangla, the youth group of the Awami League’s Centre for Research and Information or CRI, organised the concert at the Army Stadium in Dhaka for the sixth year on Saturday.
The organisation holds the concert every year on the day marking Bangabandhu’s historic March 7 speech of 1971, but this year it has come 10 days before his birth centenary, which has added a different fervour to the event.
Bangabandhu’s other daughter Sheikh Rehana accompanied Hasina. His grandchildren Saima Wazed Hossain and Radwan Mujib Siddiq, a CRI trustee, were already there.
Besides the performances by the bands, fireworks and a holographic show on Bangabandhu were arranged. The organisers also screened the historic speech.
“We want to spread the spirit of the Liberation War, independence and Bangabandhu among the youth through the concert . Thousands of youths will recite the historic speech when we screen it. We want to get connected to them,” Nasrul Hamid, another CRI trustee, said.
Indian High Commissioner Riva Ganguly Das, Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury, the chief coordinator of Bangabandhu’s birth centenary programmes, and CRI Trustee Nahim Razzaq, among others, were also present.
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