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AL to mark June 7 with befitting programmes

Historic Six-point Movement Day

Staff Correspondent |
Update: 2010-06-05 21:19:46

DHAKA: Awami League will observe the historic 7th June tomorrow (Monday) to commemorate the six-point movement it launched this day 43 years ago with the pivotal demand for autonomy of erstwhile East Pakistan.

The six-point movement was scaled up with the supreme sacrifice of Sramik League leader Manu Mia, Shafiq and Shamsul Haq. The 7th June incident paved the way for the Bengalis final struggle for independence in 1971 under the leadership of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Bangabandhu announced his historic six-point political and economic programme in Lahore in 1966, aiming to attain greater autonomy of the majority-populated East Pakistan.

The ruling Awami League has chalked out elaborate programmes across the country to observe the historic June 7 in commemorating the six-point movement.

Its programmes include the hoisting of national and party flags at party offices, including the central office, across the country early hours (5:10am) and placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu at the city`s Bangabandhu Bhaban at 7:30am.

The party will also arrange discussion at Osmani Memorial Auditorium at about 4pm. Prime Minister Sheikh Hassina is expected to be present at the meet as chief guest.

BDST: 1300, 06 June 2010

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