The 69th birthday of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also the president of Bangladesh Awami League, was observed with great fanfare throughout the country, agencies report.
In the city, the city unit of Awami League organized a milad and doa mahfil at its office at Bangabandhu Avenue.
Those who were present on the occasion included Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury, joint secretary of Awami League, Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif, Science and Technology Minister Yafes Osman, acting president of the city unit of Awami League, M A Aziz, and general secretary, Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya.
Meanwhile, a similar program was held at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque after Zohr prayers organised by the Islamic Foundation. Earlier at 12 noon, special prayers were held at the Dhakeshwari Mandir for the welfare of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
At 11 am, Awami Shechchashebak League organized a meeting at Dhanmandi Road 32. Other organizations including Krishak League, Bangamata Parishad, Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote, Awami Jubo League, Chattra League and others celebrated the occasion through cutting of cakes, meetings, prayers and rallies.