The 68th birth anniversary of Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, is being observed on Saturday, reports BSS.
Born on August 5, 1949 at Tungipara in Gopalganj, Sheikh Kamal, was a former executive member of the central committee of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL).
Awami League, its associate bodies and different political socio-cultural and sports organizations have taken up elaborate programmes marking the day.
The programmes include placing of wreaths at the portrait of Sheikh Kamal and recitation from the Holy Quran, milad-mahfil and offering fateha at Banani Graveyard and discussions.
The AL and its associate bodies will pay tribute to Sheikh Kamal by placing wreaths at his portrait on Dhanmondi Abahani Club premises at 8am and at his grave in the Banani Graveyard at 9am.
A doa mahfil will be held at the graveyard seeking eternal peace of the departed soul of Sheikh Kamal and other family members of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who were assassinated by a group of disgruntled army personnel on August 15, 1975.
Besides, Awami Swechachasebok League, Jubo League and Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote also have taken various programmes to observe the day.
Awami Swechachasebok League will hold discussion, milad and doa-mahfil at Bangabandhu Bhaban at 11am on the day.
Juba League will organize a discussion and photo exhibition at Shilpakala Academy at 10am.
Abahani Supporters Gosthi is scheduled to place wreaths at the portrait of the club’s founder Sheikh Kamal on Abahani Club premises at one minute past midnight tonight. A discussion will also be held at the club at 4pm today.
Sheikh Kamal was well-trained on war-course and he got commission before taking part in Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971.
He was the Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to Commander-in-Chief of Bangladesh Armed Forces General Ataul Gani Osmani during the War of Liberation.
After passing Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination from Shahin School and HSC from Dhaka College, Kamal was admitted into Dhaka University.
Sheikh Kamal embraced martyrdom on August 15 in 1975 at the age of 26.
He was one of the pioneers of modern football in Bangladesh and also founder-president of the country’s leading sporting club Abahani Krira Chakra.
Kamal used to play cricket in first division for Azad Boys Club and Basketball too in first division for Spurs Club. He was also founder-member of Dhaka Theatre and Spondon Shilpa Gosthi, a musical band of folk songs.