People ready to observe Shaheed Dibash in Rangpur division

Publish: 6:21 PM, February 19, 2020 | Update: 6:21:PM, February 19, 2020

RANGPUR,  – The people are ready to observe the “Shaheed Dibash and International Mother Language Day-2020” to pay homage to the Language Movement Martyrs on Friday next in Rangpur division.

Additional Divisional Commissioner (General) Md. Zakir Hossain said the district administrations, different organisations, political parties and educational institutions have chalked out programmes to observe the day amid tight security measures in the division.

In Rangpur city, the district administration and Rangpur City Corporation have completed preparations to begin the observance at one minute past after midnight on Friday with placing wreaths at the Central Shaheed Minar on Public Library ground.

Mayor of Rangpur Mostafizar Rahman Mostafa, Divisional Commissioner KM Tariqul Islam, Deputy Inspector General for Rangpur Range of Bangladesh Police Devdas Bhattacharya, Rangpur Metropolitan Police Commissioner Mohammad Abdul Alim Mahmud will place wreaths there.

Later, Deputy Commissioner Md. Asib Ahsan and Superintendent of Police Biplob Kumar Sarkar with senior officials will place wreaths there to be
followed by other government and non-government departments and organizations.

Local leaders of Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangshad, Awami League (AL), its associate bodes and other political parties, professional organisations and common people will place wreaths there to pay homage to the Language Movement Martyrs.

The other programmes include hoisting of the national flag at half-mast atop all buildings, educational institutions, ‘probhat ferries’, decoration
of city streets with miniature national and coloured-flags inscribed with Bengali alphabets.

Besides, competitions for children on drawing, essay, handwriting and patriotic songs and sports for underprivileged children will be arranged
along with screening of documentary films on the language movement.

The language movement veterans will be accorded receptions and cultural functions be organised marking significance of the day and special prayers be offered at mosques, temples, churches, pagodas and other places of religious worship.

Besides, cultural functions will be organised and the local daily, weekly, fortnightly, monthly, online and others newspapers will publish special issues and Rangpur Betar Kendra air special programmes narrating significance of the day.

Rangpur City Corporation, Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur Medical College, Carmichael College and other educational institutions and many other professional organisations will observe the day in a befitting manner.

The district administration will organise the main discussion on the Central Shaheed Minar premises in the afternoon to be followed by colourful
cultural programmes there in the evening.

Officials of the district administrations concerned today told BSS that similar programmes have been taken to observe the day in Kurigram,
Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari, Gaibandha Panchagarh, Thakurgaon and Dinajpur districts in the division on Friday.