Shaheed Sheikh Russell, the youngest son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, celebrated his 57th birthday on Monday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s younger brother Sheikh Russell was born on this day in 1974 at the Bangabandhu Bhaban in Dhanmondi. According to a decision of the Cabinet Division, this day will be celebrated as ‘Sheikh Russell Day’ from this year. President on the occasion of the day. Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave separate statements yesterday.
On 15 August 1975, the child Sheikh Russell was not spared from the ruthless bullets of the hateful killers, the enemies of humanity. Along with Bangabandhu, the vampires also killed him mercilessly. He was a fourth grader at the University Laboratory School.
On the occasion of Sheikh Russell’s birthday, various social and cultural organizations including the affiliated organizations of Awami League have undertaken detailed programs. Wreath-laying, Fateha recitation, Milad and Doa mahfil have been organized at Banani Cemetery at 8 am today. A discussion meeting has been organized by the Awami League at the central office at 23 Bangabandhu Avenue at 3:30 pm on Tuesday. The meeting will be virtually presided over by Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Meanwhile, the party’s general secretary, road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader in a statement yesterday urged the party leaders, workers, supporters and people of all walks of life to observe the program on the occasion of Sheikh Russell’s birthday and ‘Sheikh Russell Day’. At the same time, he called upon the leaders and workers of all levels of Awami League and allied organizations across the country to carry out various useful programs.