President Abdul Hamid’s 78th birthday has been celebrated in his district Kishoreganj. At this point, a cake of 78 pounds is cut. The birthday was celebrated on the open stage on the banks of the Narsunda River adjacent to Gurudayal Government College on Friday. Shah Azizul Haque, president of Kishoreganj Bar Association, convened the event.
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District Council Chairman Zillur Rahman, Superintendent of Police Mashrukur Rahman Khaled, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Revenue) Dulal Chandra Sutra Dhar, Kishoreganj Municipality Mayor Parvez Mia, District Awami League President Kamrul Ahsan Shahjahan, President’s son Russell Ahmed Tuhin, District Awami League Organizer were present at the occasion. Secretary Aminul Islam Bakul, District Krishak League General Secretary Anwar Hossain Bachchu, Chitranayak Simon Sadiq, Former Municipal Chairman Nurul Islam Nuru, District Juba League Convener Aminul Islam Sohel, Journalist Saiful Haque Mollah Dulu, District Chhatra League President Shahidul Islam Humayun, Juba League Leader Jahangir Alam Leaders of political parties including Rana, various professions and socio-cultural personalities.
Later, radio and television artist Abul Hashem, who wrote about the President, performed Bengali music. a pleasing cultural evening was also organized with the artists from Dhaka.
President Abdul Hamid was born on 1 January 1944 in Kamalpur village of Mithamin in Haor Upazila of Kishoreganj district. Abdul Hamid, referred to as ‘Bhatir Shardul’ who grew up within the water and air of Haor, is that the President of the country for 2 consecutive terms. His father is Tayebuddin and his mother is Tamiza Khatun.
He started his education at Kamalpur grade school. then Bhairab studied up to eighth class in KB school. He passed SSC from Gorachand highschool in Nikli Upazila.
After graduating from Kishoreganj Gurudayal College, Abdul Hamid joined the bar at Kishoreganj Bar with an LLB degree from Central Law College, Dhaka.
He got involved in politics by joining Chhatra League in 1969. within the election of 1970, at the age of 26, he was elected a member of the then Bangladesh National Assembly (Mymensingh-18) on the nomination of Awami League from the remote area of vast Haor.
He made an impressive contribution to the good liberation war of 1971. Abdul Hamid held various important posts including a recruiting camp in Meghalaya, India, and therefore the sub-sector commander of the Bangladesh Liberation Force (Mujib Bahini) within the Sunamganj and Kishoreganj districts at that point.
He was re-elected as a Member of Parliament within the 1973 election. After independence, he won the direct vote of the people seven times from his constituency and represented it within the National Assembly.
After the brutal assassination of Bangabandhu and his family on the night of 15 August 1975, Abdul Hamid didn’t deviate from his faith and ideals even within the most hostile political environment. For this reason, he had to be imprisoned in 1976. However, no oppression could remove him from the ideals of Bangabandhu.
When the Awami League came to power in 1996, Abdul Hamid was elected Deputy Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad. He later became the Speaker of an equivalent Parliament. He became very fashionable with all parties within the National Assembly.
When the Awami League joined the opposition within the 2001 elections, he served because of the Deputy Leader of the Opposition in Parliament. He was re-elected Speaker of the Ninth Parliament in 2008.
Abdul Hamid was sworn in because of the 20th President of the country on April 24, 2013, in his first term. In April 2018, he became the 21st President of the country for a second term.