PV Desk : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday (Nov 09) inaugurated the 13th national conference of Bangladesh Jatiya Sramik League (BJSL), the labour wing of Bangladesh Awami League (AL).

Sheikh Hasina, also the AL president, opened the conference by releasing pigeons and balloons at Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital this morning.

The new central committee of the organisation will be declared after the council session at the Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) auditorium at 3:00 pm.

More than 8,000 councilors along with equal number of delegates from 78 district organizations across the country with the BJSL’s central committee leaders joined the conference.

Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman founded the organisation, the largest labour organization in the country, on October 12 in 1969.

At the last conference of the Sramik League on July 19 in 2012, labor leader Sukur Mahmud and Sirajul Islam were elected president and general secretary respectively of the body.

Besides, a number of foreign guests including labour leaders participated in the programme.