Menon’s birth anniversary today

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:49, May 18,2020


Rashed Khan Menon

The 77th birth anniversary of Workers’ Party of Bangladesh president Rashed Khan Menon will be celebrated today.

Menon, freedom fighter and former minister of Awami League-led alliance, is now the chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on the social welfare ministry.

This year his party and other socio cultural organisations have dropped his birthday programmes because of COVID-19 situation, said a party release.

On May 18 in 1943, Menon was born in Baherchar Khudrakathi village under Babuganj upazila in Barishal.

He served as vice-president of Dhaka University Central Students’ Union in 1963-64 and president of the then East Pakistan Chhatra Union in 1964-67.

He played an important role in all democratic movements of the country, including 1969 mass-uprising and the 1971 War for Independence, said the release.

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