Chicago City Council named a part of Devon Avenue,an important road in the Illinois state capital, as "Sheikh Mujib Way".
Bangladesh Ambassador to the United States K.M. Shahabuddin on October28 unveiled the street sign emblazoned with four stars at a ceremonymarked by unprecedented enthusiasm and exuberance among the expatriate Bengalees here.
The Devon Avenue wore a festive look as the area was tastefully decoratedwith life size photographs of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,Bangladesh flags and other display materials. People of all ages joinedthe function organized by Bangladesh Association of Greater Chicagoland(BAGC) on a week-day braving the chill and gusty winds.
Bernard Stone, Alderman (Commissioner) 50th Ward of Chicago City, RonieMunoz, Assistant to Secretary of State of Illinois state Chris Zala,Assistant to State Attorney, Joanna Sue, Director Commissioner of HumanRelations Abdul Mannan, President BAGC, Dr. Zahurul Hauqe, Chairman of theAdvisory Committee of the BAGC, Abdus Salam, General Secretary of the USAChapter of Bangladesh Awami League, among others, spoke on the occasion,BAGC Cultural Secretary Habib Shaheen Tarafder conducted the function.