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Historic January 10 is the Homecoming Day of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Bangabandhu, the undisputed leader of the nation and supreme commander of the country's Liberation War, returned to the sacred soil of independent Bangladesh on January 10 in 1972, after 290 days of captivity in a Pakistani jail.

Bangabandhu was subjected to inhuman torture in the prison where he had been counting moments for the execution of his death sentence that was pronounced in a farcical trial. Bangabandhu inspired the Bangali Nation. He was the inspiration of the freedom fighters. Under his undaunted leadership, the Bangali nation earned the ultimate victory through the nine-month war. The defeated Pakistani rulers were finally compelled to release Bangabandhu from jail. The Bengalis victory attained fulfillment with his release. The ruling Awami League, it's associate and front organizations and various sociopolitical platforms take elaborate programs to mark the day.