Prime minister and Awami League president Sheikh Hasina addresses a meeting of the Awami League Central Working Committee at her official Gonobhaban residence, Dhaka on 3 October 2020
Prime minister and Awami League president Sheikh Hasina addresses a meeting of the Awami League Central Working Committee at her official Gonobhaban residence, Dhaka on 3 October 2020PID

Ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) has formed divisional teams comprising central working committee members for eight divisions to operationalise the party plan for gearing up organisational activities, reports state-run news agency BSS.

As the AL leadership is keen to bring all dedicated and tested party men into committees at different levels, the coordination teams were formed on Saturday at a meeting of the AL Central Working Committee (ALCWC) at prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s official Gonobhaban residence in the capital.

Sheikh Hasina, also the president of Awami League, chaired the meeting.

After the meeting, AL general secretary and road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader announced the formation of the teams at a virtual press conference from his official residence on parliament premises.

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He said party president Sheikh Hasina gave directives to all to remain alert in forming organisational committees as tested and devoted workers of the crisis period cannot be dropped from the committees.

Quader said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had dreamt of ensuring developed life for people through attaining the independence.

The government of Sheikh Hasina is working relentlessly to materialise the dreams of Bangabandhu, he added.

AL joint general secretary and information minister Hasan Mahmud and organising secretary Abu Sayeed Al Mahmud Swapan will act as the team coordinators of the Rangpur division.

AL presidium members Ramesh Chandra Sen and Shajahan Khan, treasurer HN Ashequr Rahman, ALCWC members advocate Hosne Ara Lutfa Dalia and advocate Safura Begum Rumi will act as members of the Rangpur divisional team.

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Minister Hasan Mahmud and organising secretary SM Kamal Hossain will act as the team coordinators of the Rajshahi division.

Presidium member Abdur Rahman, health and population affairs secretary Rokeya Sultana, ALCWC members Nurul Islam Thandu, professor Marina Jahan and Begum Akhtar Jahan will take the responsibility of members of the Rajshahi divisional team.

AL joint general secretary AFM Bahauddin Nasim and organising secretary BM Mozammel Haque will act as the team coordinators of Khulna division.

Presidium members Kazi Zafar Ullah and Piyush Kanti Bhattacharya, labour and manpower affairs secretary Habibur Rahman Siraj, ALCWC members advocate Md Amirul Alam Milan, Parven Zaman Kolpona and advocate Gloria Sarkar Jhorna will discharge duties as the members of the Khulna divisional team.

AL joint general secretary AFM Bahauddin Nasim and organising secretary advocate Afjal Hossain will act as the team coordinators of Barishal division.

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ALCWC members Abul Hasnat Abdullah and AKM Jahangir Hossain, international affairs secretary Shammi Ahmed, ALCWC members Md. Golam Kabir Rabbani Chinu and Anisur Rahman have been made members of the Barishal divisional team.

AL joint general secretary and education minister Dipu Moni and organising secretary Mirza Azam will act as the team coordinators of Dhaka division.

Presidium members and agriculture minister Abdur Razzaque, retired lieutenant colonel Muhammad Faruk Khan and advocate Abdul Mannan Khan, publicity and publications secretary Abdus Sobhan Golap, forest and environment affairs secretary Delwar Hossain, liberation war affairs secretary Mrinal Kanti Das, education and human resource secretary Shamsun Nahar Chapa, women affairs secretary Meher Afroz Chumki, commerce and industries secretary Md Siddiqur Rahman, ALCWC members Mostofa Jalal Mohiuddin, advocate Kamrul Islam, advocate ABM Riazul Kabir Kawsar, Anwar Hossain, Iqbal Hossain Apu, advocate Sanjida Khanam, Sahabuddin Farazi and Mohammad Sayeed Khokon were made members of the Dhaka divisional team.

Dipu Moni and organising secretary Shafiul Alam Chowdhury Nadel will act as the team coordinators of Mymensingh division.

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Presidium member Begum Matia Chowdhury, cultural affairs secretary Asim Kumar Ukil, ALCWC members Marufa Akter Popy and vice principal Raymond Areng have been made members of the Mymensingh divisional team.

AL joint general secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif and organising secretary Sakhawat Hossain Shafiq will act as the team coordinators of Sylhet division.

Presidium members Jahangir Kabir Nanak and Nurul Islam Nahid, ALCWC member Sakhawat Hossain Shafiq and deputy office secretary Sayem Khan have been made members of the Sylhet divisional team.

AL joint general secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif and organising secretary Ahmed Hossain will act as the team coordinators of Chattogram division.

Presidium members Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, engineer Mosharraf Hossain and advocate Abdul Matin Khasru, ALCWC members Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya, Bir Bikram, finance and planning affairs secretary Waseqa Ayesha Khan, agriculture and co-operative affairs secretary Faridunnahar Laily, information and research secretary Selim Mahmood, relief and social welfare secretary Sujit Roy Nandi, office secretary barrister Biplab Barua, science and technology affairs secretary engineer Md Abdus Sabur, youth and sports affairs secretary Harunur Rashid, deputy publicity and publication affairs secretary Aminul Islam Amin and ALCWC member Dipankar Talukdar have been made members of the Chattogram divisional team.