Birth anniv of Bangabandhu observed in Port City
The 97th birthday of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Children’s Day-2016 observed here on Thursday as elsewhere in the district with a call to follow his ideology and to implement his unfinished tasks.
The day was celebrated with fresh call for grooming up the future generations with the ideals of the great leader so that they could turn themselves into worthy citizens of the country. District administration, different political parties, educational institutions and socio-cultural organizations celebrated the day through daylong elaborate programmes. The programmes included children rally, placing of wreath 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 also 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.
Chittagong Divisional Commissioner Ruhul Amin, Deputy Commissioner Mezbah Uddin, and leaders of different cultural organisations placed wreath at the portrait of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Shilpakola Academy.
Later, a large number of children and adolescent rally started from Shilpokala academy premises that ended at Shishu Academy after parading different important city streets.
Huge number of people including schoolboys and girls with colourful dresses joined the rally. Earlier, a discussion meeting on the life and works of Bangabandhu and children gathering was held at Shishu Academy premises this noon.
Deputy Commissioner Mezban Uddin, presided over the function while divisional Commissioner Mohammad Ruhul Amin addressed the function as the chief guest.
Chittagong Metropolitan police commissioner Abdul Jalil Mondol along with Deputy Inspector General of police, Chittagong range Shafiqul Islam and high police officials paid rich tributes by placing wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at city’s Dampara police lines field .Local units of Bangladesh Awami League and its front organisations also celebrated the day through a daylong programme. The programme included hoisting of national and party flags, garlanding portraits of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and four other national leaders and holding discussions.
Chittagong city unit of Awami League (AL) organized a children and adolescent rally in front of central Shaheed Minar this morning. A large number of children from different parts of the city wearing colourful dress gathered in front of Shaheed Minar and took part in the rally.
Leaders of Chittagong city AL paid tributes to the architect of the nation by placing wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at city’s Darul Fazal Market party office.
Former city mayor and President of Chittagong city AL Mohiuddin Chowdhury presided over and addressed the discussion at Shaheed Minar premises, organized by city AL.
General Secretary of city Awami League and city Mayor AZM Nasir Uddin, AL leaders M A Rashid, Badiul Alam and Advocate Iftekher Saimul addressed the function.
The speakers said if the children learn the proper history of Bangladesh, they would be worthy citizens of the country in future. Chittagong north and south district units of AL also arranged separate children rallies and discussions. Apart from this, separate discussions were held at all educational institutions in the city and district under the auspices of respective authorities.
Bangladesh Chhatra League units of all educational institutions in the city including Chittagong University, Chittagong Medical College, Chittagong University of Engineering Technology (CUET), Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University also hold discussions on the life and works of Bangabandhu.
Police member killed in road mishap
An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of Chittagong Metropolitan Traffic Police, north zone, was killed in a road accident at Dhanilapara of Doublemooring thana in the city at 3 pm on Thursday.The victim was identified as Mohammad Hanif, 45, hailed from Brahmanbaria district.
The accident occurred when a locally-made vehicle Tempoo collided with a CNG-run auto rickshaw in the area, leaving auto rickshaw passenger Hanif injured critically.
He was rushed to Chittagong Medical College Hospital where the on duty doctors declared him dead, Bashir Ahmed Khan, officer-in-charge (OC) of Doublemooring thana, said.Police detained the two vehicles, but drivers and helper managed to flee.
MV Harbour yet to leave Ctg Port
Feeder vessel MV Harbour-1 of Nipa Paribahan under Indo-Bangla Coastal Feeder service could not leave Chittagong Port on Thursday for onward destination to Krishnapattam Port of Chennai , India lack of empty containers.
Port sources said the container vessel of Nipa Paribahan scheduled to leave Chittagong on Thursday but consequent holidays for last 3 days, the desired numbers of empty containers yet to be booked by the shippers and it was rescheduled for embarkation on Sunday next. Mentionable that Ports & Shipping Minister Md. Shahjahan Khan formally inaugurated the coastal feeder service between Bangladesh & India on Tuesday last in a colourful ceremony at NCT-1 yard
. Sources said Harbour-1 vessel has capacity of carrying 170 containers as well as bulk cargo which was built in West Marine shipyard of chittagong. Nipa Paribahan is owned by Nure Alam Chowdhury MP of Madaripur, sources said.
2000 delegates, 50 councilors from Ctg to join BNP council
In sixth national council of BNP, 2000 delegates and 50 councilors from Chittagong city unit will join the council session in Dhaka today(Saturday) . This was disclosed by the General Secretary of city unit Dr. Shahdat Hossain at a preparatory meeting held in city unit office premises on Wednesday .
General secretary in his deliberations said despite any sorts of conspiracy by theruling party, the national council session will be held on scheduled date. He said under the leadership of Begum Zia, mass movement will be declared in the council session . The meeting was presided by city Vice President Abu Sufian . Among others, BNP leaders AM Nazimuddin, Mohammad Ali, SM Saiful Islam, Yasin chowdhury, Jahangir Alam Dulal, Anowar Hossain, Haji Tayub, Kamrul Islam,Gazi Sirajullah,Dr. Jahed, MA Matin, Jasimuddin, Towhidus Salam spoke on the occasion, a sources said.