PV Desk : Bangladesh Awami League (AL), one of the country’s oldest political parties, is celebrating its 71st founding anniversary today on a limited scale with different programmes particularly on virtual media in the wake of coronavirus outbreak.

Founded on this day in 1949, Awami League has been transformed into an organisation of the masses by leading all the democratic-political-social-cultural movements including the long arduous struggle for freedom and the War of Liberation.

President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on the eve of the anniversary.

To mark the anniversary, national and party flags are hoisted atop all party offices including the Bangabandhu Avenue central office here.

The programmes include placing of wreaths at the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the premises of Bangabandhu Bhaban at Ddanmondi in the capital and at the mausoleum of Bangabandhu at Tungipara in Gopalganj in the morning maintaining health guidelines.

Edited By-Shekhar Tripaty