Today (Monday) is the 11th death anniversary of former president of Bangladesh Mahila Awami League Ivy Rahman, wife of late President Zillur Rahman. The death anniversary will be observed in a befitting manner across the country.
In observance of the day AL, its associate bodies and other like-minded organizations have chalked out elaborate programmes.
The programmes include, placing wreaths and offering fateha at her Banani graveyard at 10 am, arranging milad mahfil and special prayers, and holding discussions in the capital and elsewhere across the country.
A milad mahfil will be held at the Ivy Concord Tower at Gulshan-2 in the capital and all have been requested to attend the doa-munajat after Asr prayer, said a press release on Sunday.
Awami League will pay rich tributes to Ivy Rahman by placing wreaths at the Banani graveyard. They will also offer fateha and doa seeking eternal peace of her departed soul, AL General Secretary and Public Administration Minister Syed Ashraful Islam said, in a statement, on the occasion.
He called upon all members of AL central executive committee, party advisory council, associate bodies, front and other likeminded organizations and well-wishers to be present there.
Ivy Rahman who was also the women affairs secretary of Awami League received fatal injuries in the grisly grenade attack at an anti-terrorism rally in front of Awami League Central Office at Bangabandhu Avenue on August 21 in 2004. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina who was then Opposition Leader narrowly escaped death but 24 innocent lives were lost and several hundred others were injured.