Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) is set to celebrate its 73rd founding anniversary through different programmes tomorrow (Monday).
The largest student organization having glorious heritage of struggle and success, the BCL came into being on January 4 in 1948 at the instruction of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with a view to attaining the country’s independence.
BCL central leaders greeted all on the occasion of the organization’s 73rd founding anniversary.
Marking the anniversary, the student wing of the ruling Awami League has taken elaborate programmes on Monday (January 4).
The day’s programmes will include hoisting national and party flags at party offices at 6.30 am, placing of wreaths at the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Dhanmondi road-32 at 8 am maintaining the health guidelines, cutting of cake at 9.30 am at Dhaka University Curzon Hall.
Later, a discussion will be held at Krishibid Institution, Bangladesh (KIB) auditorium at 3.30 pm while Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina is expected to address the discussion as the chief guest through a videoconferencing.
The BCL has been leading all democratic and progressive movements in the country since it established in 1948. This organization attained victory in all struggles in exchange of great sacrifices.
The BCL played pioneering 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 carnage, student movement in 1983 and anti-autocratic movement in 1990.
The BCL was also engaged in the movement launched by Sheikh Hasina against the ‘state terrorism’ unleashed by the then BNP-Jamaat alliance government after the 2001 polls.
The BCL also waged a strong movement after the one-eleven changeover when the army-backed government arrested Sheikh Hasina on July 16 in 2007 without any reason.