Publish: 18 Oct 2020, 12:20 pm
Today marks the 57th birthday of Shaheed Sheikh Russel, the youngest son of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman of Bangabandhu.
Sheikh Russel, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's youngest brother, was born on 18 October 1964 in the historic Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi in the capital.
He was assassinated by the killers on August 15 in 1975.
Russel and most of his family members were brutally killed, including his father, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, when he was a fourth-grade student at the University Laboratory School.
In order to observe Sheikh Russel's birthday, various socio-cultural organizations, including the affiliate bodies of the governing Awami League, have introduced various programmes.
To mark the day, Awami League placed floral wreath on the graves of all martyrs, including Sheikh Russel, of the 15 August carnage in 1975, in the city’s Banani graveyard at 8 am today.
Besides, fateha, milad and doa mahfil are set to be held by the party members.
In a statement on Saturday, Awami League General Secretary and Minister for Road Transport and Bridges Obaidul Quader urged party leaders, workers, supporters and people of all walks of life to observe Sheikh Russel's birthday following the health rules.