Sheikh Hasina said that the government will set up two international awards and establish five international chairs to commemorate the birth centenary of Bangabandhu.
She said that Foreign Ministry of Bangladesh has initiated a process to set up five ‘Bangabandhu Chairs’ abroad including at University of London and Visva Bharti University in India.
It will also publish the selected speeches of Bangabandhu in 12 foreign languages, including Hindi, Urdu and Chinese.
Prime Minister Hasina said that a Bangabandhu centre will be established at the University of Cambridge and sculptures of Bangabandhu will be installed at Madame Tussauds Museum in London and the United Nations Headquarters in the New York.
Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) will organise the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman International Gold Cup Football Tournament-2020.
Earlier it was announced that a film based on Bangabandhu’s life directed by the noted Indian film director Shyam Benegal will also be produced under joint production of the governments of Bangladesh and India.
The government of Bangladesh has decided to celebrate the ‘Mujib Year’ from March 17, 2020 to March 17, 2021 to mark the centenary year of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the first President of Bangladesh.