MNA Feature Desk: The 70th founding anniversary of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), the student wing of ruling Awami League, is being observed on Thursday.
BCL hoisted national and party flags at party offices at 7.30 am, placing of wreath at the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Dhanmondi road-32 at 6.30 am and will cut a cake at 10.01am at Dhaka University Curzon Hall.
Besides, a voluntary blood donation campaign will be held on January 9 and educational materials would be distributed among students on January 11.
The pro-Awam League student organization with glorious records of struggle and success came into being on January 4 in 1948 at instructions of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with a view to attaining the country’s independence.
The organization played a pioneering role in the 1952 Language Movement, in the victory of Jukta Front in the 1954 polls, anti-Aiyub movement in 1958, education movement in 1964, six-point movement in 1966, mass upsurge in 1969, elections in 1970, the Liberation War in 1971, rehabilitation activities in post-war Bangladesh, movement for restoration of democracy after 1975 changeover, student movement in 1983, and anti-autocratic movement in 1990.