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Anniversary of BCL observed across the country

04 Jan, 2017 16:34:32

Staff Correspondent:Today is the 69th anniversary of the country's traditional student wing Bangladesh Chhatra League. In order to achieve the independence and autonomy, this student organisation of glory and tradition, was born a year before the Awami League was established.

The activists who led the turn-by-turn at different stages in the history, the leaders of this organization are still going through national politics. At present, a lot of top political leaders had experience

On January 4, 1948, the organization was founded by Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Under his leadership, this organization was started at Fazlul Huq Hall of Dhaka University officially.

Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), a pro-Awami League (AL) student organisation, will observe its 69th founding anniversary today.

Since the inception of the organisation, it contributed a lot to 1952 Language Movement, 1959 Mass Upsurge, 1971 Liberation War, 1990 Anti-Autocracy MovementThe BCL has chalked out elaborate programmes across the country, said its central president Saifur Rahman Sohag and general secretary SM Jakir Hossain.

The programmes will start through placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu at Bangabandhu Bhaban at 6:30am and hoisting of BCL flag at its central office. BCL leaders will cut a cake at Curzon Hall of DU.

It will also bring out a colourful procession at 10:00am from Aparajeya Bangla at DU.

Meanwhile, two factions of BCL, backed by the Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD), will also observe the day with separate programmes today.