Ruling Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday urged leaders and activists of the party to remain vigilant against any attempt at disrupting celebration of Durga Puja.
He made the call at a meeting with the puja celebration committee and Sanatan religious leaders at the political office of the Awami League president in Dhanmondi
Awami League’s liberation war affairs secretary Mrinal Kanti Das, cultural affairs secretary Asim Kumar Ukil, relief and social welfare secretary Sujit Roy Nandi, office secretary Biplab Barua, information and research secretary Salim Mahmud were present at the meeting.
Quader said that Awami League was determined to build a non-communal Bangladesh.
Later, the Awami League general secretary attended a discussion meeting organised by the relief and social welfare sub-committee of the party on the occasion of prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s birthday at Bangla Academy in Dhaka.
Quader said that Hasina was born to suffer like her father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Mentioning the name of Sheikh Hasina, the most prominent Bengali and honest, courageous and efficient administrator in Bangladesh after Shiekh Mujib, Quader said that Sheikh Hasina was the epitome of transformation.
Awami League presidium member Matia Chowdhury presided over the event while Awami League presidium member Abdur Rahman, Bangla Academy director general poet Muhammad Nurul Huda, Dhaka University Bangla Department chairman Professor Dr Syed Azizul Haque, Bangla Department Professor Dr Bhismdev Chowdhury, Awami League relief and social welfare secretary Sujit Roy Nandy spoke at the event.
Later, Obaidul Quader distributed educational materials and one-time merit scholarships among meritorious students of Bengali Department of Dhaka University.