Published:  02:55 AM, 15 August 2020

All set to observe National Mourning Day in Rajshahi

Elaborate programs have been taken to observe the National Mourning Day and 45th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with due respect and honor in Rajshahi city on Saturday.

The day is scheduled to be observed with a fresh vow to materializing the dreams of the Father of the Nation to build a "Sonar Bangla" and to bring back all the fugitive convicted killers of Bangabandhu to execute their conviction.

Various government and non-government organizations including district administration, Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC), political parties, socio-cultural organizations and educational institutions chalked out elaborate programs to observe the day through maintaining social distancing and maintaining health guidelines amid the Covid-19 pandemic, reports BSS.

The day's programs will begin with hoisting of the national flag and black flag at half-mast, placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu and four national leaders, offering special prayers and discussion meetings. The RCC has set to pay homage to Bangabandhu through placing floral wreaths on his portrait at the city bhaban premises at 10 am and various other daylong programs.

The District Administration will organize a discussion meeting and Doa Mahfil at Shaheed AHM Kamaruzzaman auditorium in observance of the day.Discussion meetings on the life and works of Bangabandhu will be arranged at all schools, colleges, madrasas and special milad mahfils and prayers will be offered at all religious institutions.

Besides, painting competitions, essay writings, Hamd and Nat, recitation of poems and discussion meetings focusing on Bangabandhu and highlighting the true national history will be arranged at the Shilpakala Academy.Local units of Bangladesh Awami League (AL) and its front organizations will hoist the party flag at half-mast in the morning.

Different organisations including Sammilita SangskritikJote, district unit of Bangabandhu Parishad, Bangabandhu Prokoushali Parishad, Bangabandhu RUET Parishad and Ila Mitra Sangskritik Sangha will place wreath at portrait of Father of the Nation in city's Bangabandhu Chattar.

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