The 54th birthday of Shaheed Sheikh Russel, the younger son of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, is being observed today.
Sheikh Russel, also the younger brother of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was born on October 18 in 1964 at the historic Bangabandhu Bhaban in Dhanmondi.
Sheikh Russel was assassinated by the killers on August 15 in 1975. He (Russel) was brutally killed along with most of his family members including his father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman when he was a student of class four of University Laboratory School.
Different socio-cultural organisations including the associated bodies of the ruling Awami League have taken various programmes to observe the birthday of Sheikh Russel.
To mark the day, Awami League placed floral wreaths at 8am at the graveyard of all martyrs including Sheikh Russel who had been killed on August 15, 1975.
Besides, recitation of fateha, milad and doa mahfil will also be held by the party members.
Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has requested the party leaders, activists, well-wishers, supporters and people from all spheres of life to observe the birthday of Sheikh Russel in a befitting manner.