DHAKA: Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), student wing of ruling Awami League, is celebrating its 72nd founding anniversary on Saturday (January 4).
The largest student organization BCL was formed on January 4 in 1948 at the instruction of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
BCL central leaders greeted all on the occasion of the organization's founding anniversary.
BCL has taken three-day colorful programmes to mark the anniversary.
The day’s programmes started with hoisting national and party flags at party offices at 6.30 am, placing of wreath at the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Dhanmondi road-32 and cutting of cake at Dhaka University Curzon Hall.
BCL is set to arrange a reunion programme at 2.30 pm at Suhrawardi Uddan. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is likely to be present there as the chief guest.
A voluntary blood donation campaign will be held at 10.00am at Bottola beside Aparajeya Bangla in Dhaka University on January 6 and educational materials would be distributed among students at 10.00am on January 7.
Besides, winter clothes will be distributed among the destitutes at 4 pm on January 7 in front of Swoparjito Swadhinata Sculpture at Dhaka University.
The BCL played key roles in the language movement in 1952, in the victory of Jukta Front in 1954 polls, anti-Aiyub movement in 1958, education movement in 1962, six-point movement in 1966, mass upsurge in 1969, elections in 1970, the great Liberation War in 1971, rehabilitation activities in post-war Bangladesh, movement for restoration of democracy after 1975 changeover, student movement in 1983 and anti-autocratic movement in 1990.
BDST: 1149 HRS, JAN 4, 2020