Mujibnagar Day being observed

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MNA Feature Desk: The historic Mujibnagar Day is being observed on Tuesday marking the formation of Bangladesh’s first government that led the War of Liberation in 1971.

Leaders of Awami League assembled at Baidyanathtala, which was later named Mujibnagar in Meherpur district, on April 17, 1971 to form the provisional government of independent Bangladesh in the absence of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Following the Pakistan occupation forces’ attack on unarmed people on the night of March 25 in 1971, the first government of independent People’s Republic of Bangladesh was formed on April 10 in 1971 comprising elected representatives with Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as its President, while Syed Nazrul Islam Vice-President and Tajuddin Ahmad Prime Minister.

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on the occasion.