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Mar 10, 2020

Mujib Centenary Celebration: 17th March Rally postponed in Dhaka

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The inaugural event of the year-long centenary celebration of Bangladesh’s founder President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman scheduled for March 17 in Dhaka has been postponed due to novel Coronavirus situation.

Announcing this today, the Chief coordinator of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Birth Centenary Celebration National Implementation Committee Kamal Abdul Naser said that though the programmes will continue between 17th and 26th March, these will be rearranged due to the prevailing Coronavirus situation across the world. The details of the rescheduled programme will be announced soon. He said that the grand rally will be held later in which foreign guests would be invited again.

The government of Bangladesh had planned to hold a grand celebration on 17th March to mark the beginning of the ‘Mujib Barsho’, the year long centenary celebration of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. A number of foreign dignitaries including Prime Minister Narendra Modi were scheduled to participate in the inaugural function in Dhaka on 17th March.

On Sunday, three persons had tested positive for Coronavirus infection in Bangladesh. They were admitted to the hospital. No new Coronavirus cases have been detected in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours till this morning. Director of the Institute of Epidemiology, Diseases Control and Research (IEDCR) Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora said that condition of the three infected persons was stable.

In the meanwhile, government of Bangladesh today announced that there is no need to close educational institutions for the Coronavirus outbreak. 

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