The main opposition Awami League yesterday celebrated its 56th founding anniversary on Thursday with a call to strengthen the party's integrity to remove injustice and repression on people and build a happy and peaceful nation. Thousands of AL leaders and workers from the city and its peripheries gathered in front of the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh in the capital. They marched the city streets with colourful banners, festoons and placards, chanting slogans with the rhythm of drumbeats. The AL was founded on June 23, 1949 with a view to establishing a nation free of communalism and economic and political disparity.
Photograph: Courtsey The Daily Star, Dhaka