In a message Sheikh Hasina said that party along with the people would build a hunger and poverty free, happy and prosperous ‘Sonar Bangla’ as dreamt by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding father of Bangladesh. She also recalled the contribution of other leaders of Awami League including its founder president Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani, general secretary Shamsul Haque and Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy. She said that today Bangladesh was a role model of development in the world.
Awami League was founded on June 23, 1949 in Dhaka of the then East Pakistan. It led a number of major movements such as the Language Movement in 1952, anti- Ayub movement in 1962 and mass surge in 1969. Finally after the Liberation War against the Pakistani forces actively supported by India, Bangladesh emerged as an independent country in 1971.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will start the founding day celebrations today by placing wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Dhaka.