The 72nd birth anniversary of Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, was observed amid different programmes on Thursday.
Born on August 5, 1949 at Tungipara in Gopalganj, Sheikh Kamal was a former executive member of the central committee of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), the student wing of Awami League (AL).
Marking the anniversary, Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today paid homage to Shaheed Sheikh Kamal by placing a wreath on his grave at Banani graveyard here on behalf of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Later, Quader along with the party’s central leaders laid another wreath on behalf of AL in the morning. AL Presidium Members Dr Abdur Razzaque, Advocate Jahangir Kabir Nanak and Abdur Rahman, Joint General Secretary and Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud, Joint General Secretaries Mahbubul-Alam Hanif and AFM Bahauddin Nasim, Organizing Secretary Ahmed Hossain, Mirza Azam and SM Kamal Hossain, Science and Technology Affairs Secretary Abdus Sabur, Office Secretary Barrister Biplab Barua and Deputy Office Secretary Sayem Khan were present on the occasion, among others.
Besides, Dhaka City AL north and south units, Mahila Awami League, Jubo Mahila League, Awami Swechchhasebak League, Jubo League, Sramik League, Krishak League, Bangladesh Chhatra League, Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote and different cultural bodies paid homage to Sheikh
Kamal on his birth anniversary.