The Awami League and its associate organisations have planned month-long programmes to mourn the 43rd anniversary of death of the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
On August 15, 1975, some army officers assassinated Mujib and 16 members of his family and close relatives in a military putsch.
Obaidul Quader, general secretary of the party, on Tuesday in a press statement announced the programmes.
The programmes will start on August 1, with blood donation programme in front of Bangabandhu Bhaban at 3:00pm.
Bangladesh Krishak League will organise the programme where Awami League president Sheikh Hasina is expected to be present as the chief guest.
On August 4, Bangladesh Tanti League will hold a discussion at Engineers’ Institution auditorium at 3:00pm where Obaidul Quader will present as the chief guest.
On August 5 the party will observe 69th birth anniversary of Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of Mujib, on Dhanmandi Abahani Club premises at 8:00am.
The party will also observe birth anniversary of Fazilatunnesa, wife of Mujib, on August 8, by placing wreaths at her grave at Banani.
The party and its associate organisations will host various events across the country on August 15, the national mourning day.
Moreover, Bangabandhu Ainjibi Parishad will hold a discussion meeting at Supreme Court Bar Association auditorium on the day to mark August 15.
Bangabandhu Ainjibi Parishad will hold a discussion meeting at Engineers’ Institution auditorium at 3:00pm, on August 9.
On August 12 Shawdhinata Chikitshak Parishad will arrange a discussion meeting at BSMMU auditorium.
Jatiya Sramik League will hold another discussion at the party’s central office on Bangabandhu Avenue at 3:00pm on August 13.
August 15 will be observed as the National Mourning Day and national and party flags will be flown at half-mast at the party’s central office and all the party offices across the country.
President Abdul Hamid will place wreaths at the portrait of Mujib at 6:00am while leaders of Awami League and its associate organisations will also pay homage to the leader in the morning.
The party leaders will also place wreaths at the graves of Mujib’s family members at Banani graveyard at 7:30am.
A team of the central leaders will also place wreaths at Mujib’s grave at 10:00pm.
After zuhr prayers, special prayers will be held at mosques, temples, pagodas and churches across the country.
Bangladesh Mahila Awami League will hold a prayer session on the Bangabandhu Bhaban premises after asar prayers.
The ruling party will organise a discussion on the life and works of Mujib at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre at 4:00pm on August 16.
It will also observe August 17 as series-bomb-attack day, marking the 2005 simultaneous bomb attacks in 63 districts by religious extremists.
The city Awami League will hold a discussion at the party’s central office on the day.
On August 18, Bangladesh Juba Mahila League will hold a discussion meeting at Engineers’ Institution auditorium at 4:00pm.
On August 19, Bangladesh Mahila Awami League will hold another discussion.
The ruling party will observe the 14th anniversary of the August 21 gruesome attack on its rally, which left at least 24 party leaders and activists dead and nearly 500 others severely injured.
The party leaders will place wreaths on the temporarily build tombstone at 10:00am.
On August 24, the party will observe the 13th death anniversary of party leader Ivy Rahman who died three days after August 21 attack.
Moreover, it will also hold discussion meetings on August 26, 29, 30 and 31 respectively at different venues.
Obaidul Quader in a press statement called on the party leaders and activist to attend the programmes.
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