PM opens Awami League council
Staff Correspondent: Bangladesh Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has auspicated the 20th National Council of Bangladesh Awami League, the country’s big political party which helmed the 1971 Liberation War.
The premier auspicated the council at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka at 10:15am today.
Thousands of leaders and activists of the ruling party have moved towards the programme venue since the morning.
“Bangladesh is speeding fast in super development highway – now it’s is to hold our head high,” is the theme of the council which saw eight presidents since its founding in 1949.
A number of dignitaries from home and abroad are expected to present in the opening session of the council.
The second session of the council will be held on October 23 at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) drawing over 6,500 councilors from across the country.
A three-member election commission has been formed with Advocate Yusuf Hossain Humayun, prime minister’s adviser Dr Mashiur Rahman and former secretary to the government Rashidul Alam.
Capital city Dhaka and major cities and towns were enlightened while digital display boards were set up to summerise the Awami League-led government’s achievements.