The 98th birthday of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman observed on Friday with due respect across the Sylhet Area .
The day is also celebrated as the National Children’s Day. The day is also a public holiday. On this day in 1920, the architect of the nation was born at Tungipara of Gopalganj.
Different cities took out various programmes marking the day.
Sylhet District administration, different political parties, educational institution and socio-cultural organizations arranged detailed programmes to mark the day.
The programmes included children rally, placing of wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu, cultural function, discussion, essay competition, drawing competition and poetry recitation.
As part of the government program, the district administration and Bangladesh Shishu Academy arranged a daylong programme including competitions on painting, handwriting, essay and extempore speech for children paying rich tribute to the Father of the Nation at District Shilpakola Academy.
Later, a large number of children and adolescent rally started from DC office that ended at Shilpokala Academy after parading different important city streets.
Huge number of people including schoolboys and girls with colorful dresses joined the rally.