The historic Homecoming Day of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman will be observed today.
On January 10, 1972, some 25 days after the surrender of the Pakistan army in Dhaka, Bangabandhu set foot in liberated Bangladesh after over nine-and-a-half months of captivity in a Pakistan jail.
Bangabandhu was subjected to inhuman torture in captivity, where he had been counting down the days to the execution of a death sentence that was pronounced against him in a sham trial.
This year’s observation of Bangabandhu’s Homecoming Day is significant as the nation is celebrating the great leader’s birth centenary through programmes scheduled till March 17, 2021. The government has already declared it ‘Mujib Year’ or ‘Mujib Borsho’.
Besides, 2021 marks the golden jubilee of the country’s independence, to be celebrated on March 26.
Meanwhile, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have issued separate messages on the occasion the year.