The ruling Awami League has chalked out a 40-day programme to observe the 40th death anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the National Mourning Day.
The programmes include bringing out a torch procession towards Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi-32 in the city at one minute past zero hour on the first day of the tragic month of August (Saturday).
On Saturday, a blood donation and discussion will be arranged by Krishak League at AL’s Dhanmondi-32 Bangabandhu Bhaban. AL president and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the programme.
Besides, leaders of the ruling party and its associate bodies will place wreaths at the grave of Bangabandhu at Tungipara in Gopalganj on the day.
As part of the programmes, Jubo League, the youth wing of Awami League, has already unveiled the cover of a book, titled 'Bangaleer Hridoyer Frame-a Jatir Pita', (the Father of Nation in the Hearts of Bangalees) and launched an exhibition of news-photos on Bangabandhu on Friday morning.
AL general secretary and Public Administration Minister Syed Ashraful Islam inaugurated the exhibition.
Programmes will also be arranged in memory of Sheikh Kamal on his birthday on August 5. AL will hold a Milad Mahfil at its central office at Bangabandhu Avenue on Fazilatunnesa Mujib’s birthday on August 8.
On August 15, President Abdul Hamid and the Prime Minister will pay their tributes to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths at his mural at Dhanmondi 32.
Later in the day, they will go to Banani graveyard and place wreaths at the graves of Bangabandhu’s family members. Wreaths will also be placed at Bangabandhu’s grave at Tungipara on August 15.
Milad mahfils will be held at Bangabandhu Bhaban and all mosques across the country, while special prayers will be held at temples, pagodas and other prayer places.
On August 16, a discussion will be held at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre with AL presidium member Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury in the chair. AL President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to address the function as the chief guest.
Besides, discussions on Bangabandhu and his family members will be held on the most of the other days.
The National Mourning Day in Bangladesh. On the fateful night of August 15, 1975, some overambitious army officers assassinated Bangabandhu and most of his family members at his Dhanmondi-32 residence in the capital.