The historic Homecoming Day of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was observed on Thursday, Agencies report.
On January 10 in 1972, Bangabandhu returned to independent and sovereign Bangladesh after over nine and half months of captivity in a Pakistan jail.
Bangabandhu was subjected to inhuman torture in the Pakistan jail where he had been counting moments for the execution of his death sentence that was pronounced in a farcical trial.
Bangabandhu inspired the Bangalee nation. He was the inspiration of the freedom fighters.
Under his undaunted leadership, the Bangalee nation earned the ultimate victory through the nine-month war. The defeated Pakistani rulers were finally compelled to release Bangabandhu from jail. The victory of the Bangalees attained its fulfilment with his release.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid homage to Bangabandhu by placing wreaths at the portrait of the Father of the Nation in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in the city.
Ruling Awami League, its associate and front organisations and various socio-political organisations observed the day with elaborate programmes.
The ruling party arranged a discussion at the Krishibid Institution Bangladesh on the occasion where Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina spoke.