The 52nd death anniversary of Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy will be observed in the country on Saturday.
Different political, social, cultural and professional organisations, including Awami League, have chalked out elaborate programmes to observe the day.
The programmes include placing wreaths at the grave of the great leader, discussions, Qurankhwani, milad and doa mahfil.Meanwhile, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh have issued separate messages on the occasion.
In his message, the President said Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy is a unique name in the history of democracy in Bangladesh. He said the nation remembers with due respect the contributions of Suhrawardy to establishing and flourishing democracy, and developing socio-economic condition of the people of this region. "I believe the life and
works of Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy will encourage the new generation in the democratic spirit and people’s welfare," he said.
The Prime Minister, in her message, said Suhrawardy worked throughout his life for establishing democratic rights of the people and flourishing non-communal politics. He was vociferous in the struggle for socio-economic development of the Muslims in the subcontinent and upholding their political rights, she added. The Prime Minister said the Awami League had flourished further under the skilled leadership of Suhrawardy. Under the leadership of his successor, the greatest Bangalee of all time, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the country achieved its independence, she added.