Massive programmes chalked out to observe Amar Ekushey in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI : The Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) and the district administration here have chalked out elaborate programmes to observe the Amar Ekushey and International Mother Language Day in a befitting manner on Friday, reports BSS.
The programmes include placing of floral wreaths at Shaheed Minar, hoisting of national flags at half-mast atop all public and private buildings and probhat ferry (morning procession).
There will be miniature national flags and coloured flags inscribed with Bengali alphabets in the city streets.
Quran Khwani and discussion at the Islamic Foundation office, art and literary competitions for school and college students at the Shishu Academy, and screening of documentary films on the Language Movement are other programmes of the day.
Language veterans will be accorded a reception on the occasion. Besides, a discussion and cultural function will be organised at the auditorium of Shilpakala Academy, the officials said.
The RCC has taken up elaborate programmes to observe the day. RCC Mayor Mosaddique Hossain Bulbul will open the day’s programme by placing wreaths at Bhuban Mohan Park Shaheed Minar at zero hours, officials told BSS here today.
Meanwhile, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, Rajshahi Medical College and other educational institutions adopted various programmes to observe the day.