DHAKA, Dec 3, 2020 (BSS) – The government today formed a 29-member inter-ministerial implementation committee to observe the “National Historic Day-2021” for the first time commemorating the memory of the 7th March Speech of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Additional secretary of the Cultural Affairs Ministry has been made president of the committee while suitable representatives from the Cabinet Division, the Public Administration Ministry, Defence Ministry, Finance Division, Public Security Division, Local Government Division, Foreign Affairs Ministry, Liberation War Affairs Ministry, Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education, Technical and Madrasah Education Division, Information Ministry, Security Services Division, Power Division, Housing and Public Works Ministry, Posts and Telecommunications Division, Religious Affairs Ministry, Women and Children Affairs Ministry, Primary and Mass Education Ministry and Youth and Sports Ministry will be member of the committee, according to a gazette notification issued by the Cultural Affairs Ministry recently.
Senior assistant secretary (programme) of the Cultural Affairs Ministry will serve as member secretary of the committee while suitable representatives from Dhaka Divisional Commissioner Office, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Birth Centenary Celebration National Implementation Committee, Liberation War Museum, Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad Central Command Council, chief executive officers of the Dhaka north and south city corporations, Public Works Department and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy will also be member of the committee.
According to the notification, the implementation committee will take initiatives to observe the ‘National Historic Day-2021’ properly and it can include members if necessary.
On July 13 this year, the cabinet, with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair, approved a proposal to announce March 7 as the “National Historic Day” to be observed every year nationally for recalling the memory of the 7th March Speech of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The cabinet gave consent to include it into the Ka Serial list of the cabinet division notification to observe the day.