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JS special session on Mujib Barsha begins today

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:07, Nov 08,2020

 
 

A special session of 11th Jatiya Sangsad marking the birth centenary of the country’s founding president, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, begins today.

According to Parliament Secretariat, preparations are completed for the session as it scheduled to begin at 6:00pm.

Lawmakers and other persons who will be allowed in the session during the COVID-19 pandemic have already been tested by the parliament medical centre.

On the second day of the session, president M Abdul Hamid will deliver a memorial speech while parliament members will participate in a discussion on the political life of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Abdul Hamid called the session marking Mujib Barsha exercising the power bestowed upon him as per Clause (1) of Article 72 of the Constitution.

The government declared Mujib Year that began on March 17 observing the birth centenary of Sheikh Mujib.

The parliament was timetabled to hold a two-day special session in March marking the event.

Later, the special session was postponed amid the growing coronavirus crisis.

Though it was in plan before the coronavirus outbreak no foreign guest will join in the special session.

Former Indian president Pranab Mukherjee, who died of COVID-19 on August 31, and Nepal’s president Bidhya Devi Bhandari were scheduled to address the session as per the previous plan that was changed after detection of three COVID-19 patients in Bangladesh.

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