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BCL pays tribute to Bangabandhu on Homecoming Day

Published : 10 Jan 2023 09:16 PM | Updated : 11 Jan 2023 12:36 PM

Bangladesh Chhatra League paid tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at his portrait on the occasion of Homecoming Day.

On Tuesday (January 10) morning BCL President Saddam Hossain and General Secretary Sheikh Wali Asif Inan led Dhaka University Branch BCL President MazharulKabirShayan, General Secretary Tanveer Hasan Saikat, Dhaka Metropolitan North BCL President Riaz Mahmud, General Secretary Sagar Ahmed, Dhaka 

Metropolitan South BCL. President Rajibul Islam Bappi, general secretary SajalKundu along with the central leaders and activists to offer wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu at Dhanmondi.

Incidentally, although the final victory was achieved on December 16, 1971, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman returned to the land of newly independent Bangladesh on January 10, 1972 after being released from the captivity of Pakistan.

After 9 months of imprisonment during the war,  he was released from Pakistan's Mianwali prison on January 8. Later, Bangabandhu returned to Dhaka from Pakistan via London and Delhi. 

The father of the nation was released from Pakistan on the morning of January 8, 1972. On that day, Bangabandhu arrived at London's Heathrow Airport at 6:30 in the morning. Later on January 9, he landed in Delhi in a special plane of the British Air Force the next day on January 10 in the morning. 

There the President of India VV Giri, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, the entire Cabinet, top leaders, chiefs of the three armed forces and other guests and the people of the country accorded him a warm welcome.

When  Bangabandhu arrived in Dhaka at 1:41 p.m, millions of people gave him a spontaneous welcome from the Dhaka airport to the racecourse ground. 

He addressed a crowd of around one million people at the racecourse ground at 5 pm. Tears of joy and pain touched the soil of the homeland with both eyes and the creator of the history of Bangladesh was overwhelmed with emotions like a child. Joy Bangla, Joy Bangabandhu vibrated with the sound of seven and a half million Bengalis for their beloved leader and the sky and air of Bengal were wet with tears of joy.

25 days after the victory in the liberation war, the government of Pakistan was forced to release Bangabandhu.

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib expressed his gratitude to the Indian Prime Minister and the Indian people in a public meeting in Delhi on the morning of January 10. 

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