National Mourning Day observed in Rangpur
RANGPUR – Tens of thousands of people observed the National Mourning Day here today, paying tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on his 43rd martyrdom anniversary.
The district administration, Rangpur zila unit of Awami League (AL) and its associate organisations, Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangshad, educational institutions, different government departments and other organisations
observed the day through elaborate programmes.
The observance began with hoisting of the national flag at half-mast in all government, semi-government, autonomous, private buildings and educational institutions after sunrise.
Later, high officials, political leaders, head of different organisations, institutions and departments and common people placed wreaths at the mural of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman after wearing black badges.
A one-minute silence was observed in front of the mural of Bangabandhu and special munajats were offered there followed by bringing out a mourning procession with participation of thousands of people from all strata.
The District Information Office screened documentary films on ‘Chironjib Bangabandhu’, Osomapta Mohakabbyo’, ‘Amader Bangabandhu’, ‘Swadhinota Amar Swadhinota’ and ‘Swadhinota Amader Ki Kore Halo’ and feature film ‘Guerrilla’ at cinema halls and open places here.
The Rangpur Kendra of Bangladesh Betar aired special programmes since the morning and local newspapers published special supplements on Bangabandhu on the day.
Bangladesh Shishu Academy and other cultural organisations organised competitions on drawing and essay writing for children in line with the National Mourning Day, focusing life and works of Bangabandhu and national
The Islamic Foundation arranged various programmes, including recitation from the Holy Qur’an, Hamd, Na’at and doa mahfil followed by a special discussion on the life and works of Bangabandhu at its auditorium.
Discussions on Bangabandhu were arranged in schools, colleges, madrasas and other educational institutions while milad mahfil and special munajats offered at religious institutions seeking divine blessings for the departed
soul of Bangabandhu.
Divisional Commissioner Kazi Hasan Ahmed attended a discussion arranged by the district administration at Town hall auditorium as the chief guest with Deputy Commissioner Enamul Habib in the chair.
Deputy Inspector General for Rangpur Range Devas Bhattacharya, Police Superintendant Mizanur Rahman, Additional Police Superintendant Saifur Rahman Saif, Acting President of district AL Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed, its General Secretary Rezaul Karim Raju, Organising Secretary Motahar Hossain Mandal Mowla, Treasurer Abul Kashem, Office Secretary Tauhidur Rahman Tutul and Publicity Secretary Rosy Rahman, city AL President Shafiur Rahman Shafi and its General Secretary Tushar Kanti Mandal and General Secretary of district Mohila AL Advocate Zakia Sultana Choity, among others, addressed at the discussion.
The city and upazila units of AL and its associate bodies, Bangabandhu Parisahd, Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jyote, Rangpur City Corporation, district and upazila units of Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangshad, educational
institutions and other organisations observed the day through similar programmes.