Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated the 12th national conference of Bangladesh Jatiya Sramik League (BJSL), the labour wing of Bangladesh Awami League (AL).
Sheikh Hasina, also the AL president, opened the conference by releasing pigeons and balloons at Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital on Sunday.
The new central committee of the organisation will be declared after the council session at the Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) auditorium at 3:00 pm today, reports BSS.
More than 8,000 councillors along with equal number of delegates from 78 district organisations across the country with the BJSL’s central committee leaders joined the conference.
Besides, a number of foreign guests including labour leaders are participating in the event.
Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman founded the BJSL, the largest labour organisation in the country, on October 12 in 1969.
In the last conference of the BJSL held on July 19 in 2012, labour leaders Sukkur Mahmud and Sirajul Islam were elected president and general secretary respectively of the body.