Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated the third national council of Awami Swechchhasebak League, an associate body and volunteer wing of the ruling Awami League.
Sheikh Hasina, also the president of the Awami League, inaugurated the council by releasing pigeons and balloons at the historic Suhrawardy Udyan on Saturday (Nov 16) morning.
General Secretary of Awami League and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, Awami League Organizing Secretary and founding president of Swechchhasebak League AFM Bahauddin Nasim also attended on the dais.
Swechchhasebak League is holding a council in which former Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leaders may get top posts in the new committee.
A total of 1,975 councillors and 18,000 delegates have likely joined the council with around 15,000 guests.
Second session of the council will be held at Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) auditorium in the afternoon.
Councillors will propose names of new president and general secretary who will be finalised after a meeting with the candidates.