The ruling Awami League and various socio-cultural organisations today observed the first day of the month of mourning by holding different progammes, recalling the most brutal assassination in the country’s history.
As part of a month-long programme, a torch procession (Moshal Michil) was brought out in the capital in the early hours of the day, which ended reaching at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in Dhanmondi. Bangladesh Awami Swechchhasebak League (BASL) and Chhatra League arranged the procession.
BASL president Nirmal Ranjan Guha, general secretary Afzal Babu, leaders Gazi Mazbaul Hossain Sacchu and AKM Monowarul Islam Bipul, among others, were present in the procession.
Besides, different units of the BASL placed rich tributes to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at his portrait at Dhanmondi. In the morning, various socio-cultural organizations paid homage to Father of the Nation by placing wreaths at his portrait.
The killing of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members on the fateful night of August 15, 1975 is the ugliest chapter of the nation’s history.
The self-confessed killers of August 15 did not assassinate Bangabandhu alone, but also killed 16 other members of his family, friends and relatives.
They included Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib, sons Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Jamal and Sheikh Russell, daughters-in-law Sultana Kamal and Rosy Jamal, Bangabandhu’s brother Sheikh Naser, brother-in-law Abdur Rab Serniabat, nephew and eminent journalist Sheikh Fazlul Huq Moni, his pregnant wife Arzoo Moni and military secretary Colonel Jamil.
Bangabandhu’s two daughters– eldest daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana– escaped the planned assassination as they were visiting Germany at that time.
Bangladesh Krishak League will arrange blood donation programme in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at 9.30 am tomorrow. In the function, the organization will distribute Eid gifts, fruits and health protection equipments among the orphans and distressed people.
The Krishak League leaders will also pay rich tribute to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu on his portrait. And a milad and doa mahfil will be held there.
Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the programme through online video conference.
AL General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, Presidium Member Jahangir Kabir Nanak and joint general secretary AFM Bahauddin Nasim will address the programme as special guest.
Krishak League president Samir Chanda will preside the programme while general secretary Umme Kulsum Smriti conduct it.