Bangabandhu Current Affairs - 2020

Bangladesh celebrates 100th birth anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

On March 17, 2020, Bangladesh celebrated 100th birth anniversary of “Jatir Pita” Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. PM Modi participated in the celebrations through video conferencing.

Bangabandhu: Political Career

Sheikh Mujbur Rahman was a Bangladeshi politician. He is called the father of Bangladesh. He was the first president of Bangladesh and later he served as the Prime Minister of Bangladesh between 1971 and 1975. He was assassinated in 1975.

1970 Election

At the 1970 election held in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), Awami League party under the leadership of Bangabandhu won the elections. The Central Government under the leadership of Pakistan People’s Party headed by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto hesitated to provide greater autonomy and other demands of Bangabandhu. This was the base for the 1971 war where India joined hands with Bangladesh.


Bangabandhu wrote two volumes of his autobiography. The books were published by his daughter, the now Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina after his death.

Bangladesh Observes Mujibnagar Day

Bangladesh observed Mujibnagar Day on 17th April. On the Occasion Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina paid tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum, in Dhanmondi, Dhaka.

Mujibnagar Day

Mujibnagar Day is observed on 17th April because on this day senior leaders of Awami League assembled at Baidyanathtala—a mango orchard that was later named as Mujibnagar—in Meherpur district on April 17, to form the provisional government of independent Bangladesh.

The provincial government was formed in the absence of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, since he was arrested and flown to Pakistan after Pakistan’s military cracked down on the Bangalis on the night of March 25, 1971.

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, famously known as Bangabandhu was declared the first president of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, while Vice-president Syed Nazrul Islam became the acting president in the absence of Bangabandhu.

On the occasion Bangladesh paid tribute to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Syed Nazrul Islam and the first prime minister, Tajuddin Ahmad, the first Cabinet Ministers Khandoker Moshtaque Ahmed, M Mansur Ali and AHM Quamaruzzaman.