Today is Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina's birthday.
The eldest of five children of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Begum Fazilatunnesa was born on this day in 1947 at Tungipara of Gopalganj.
Like previous years, Awami League and its affiliated organisations will be celebrating the day by organising various events.
A special milad and doa mahfil will be held at Baitul Mukarram national mosque.
Also, special prayers will be offered at different places of worships seeking good health and long life of the premier, who is now in the United States for the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session. Hasina will return home on October 5.
Hasina spent much of her childhood in the village where she was born and started her schooling there. In 1954, when Bangabandhu was elected legislator, the family relocated to Dhaka.
In her student life, Hasina actively took part in the 6-Point Movement of 1966 and the student movement of 1969 which saw the abdication of General Ayub Khan.
In 1968, she married nuclear scientist Dr Wazed Miah.
In 1996, 21 years past the assassination of Bangabandhu, Hasina led the AL to power and became the prime minister.
In 2008, she led the alliance to another victory with 90 percent of the seats in parliament. In 2014, Sheikh Hasina was once again became prime minister. Marking her birthday, government hospitals and healthcare centres will remain open for two more hours for providing health services, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.