The 39th death anniversary of former Awami League (AL) leader and lawmaker, martyr of anti-autocracy movement and freedom fighter Shaheed Mohammad Moyezuddin will be observed on Wednesday.
To mark the day, different organisations, including Awami League, have chalked out programmes, including placing of floral wreaths at the grave of the great leader in the morning and holding discussion, milad and doa mahfil in the capital and in Kaliganj upazila in Gazipur, the ancestral home town of Moyezuddin.
On the eve of the death anniversary, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday issued a message paying glowing tributes to the memories of martyr of anti-autocratic movement Mohammad Moyezuddin.
In her message, Sheikh Hasina said Moyezuddin was the first martyr as a politician in the anti-autocracy movement against military dictator HM Ershad in 1984.
She said Moyezuddin, a celebrated son of Gazipur district, obtained his LLB degree from Dhaka University in 1960 and became active in politics apart from beginning his career in law.
He was convener of Mujib Fund, which was formed to bear the expanses of conducting the Agaratala Conspiracy Case filed against Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and others and also convener of the committee formed to conduct the case, she added.
As a learned lawyer and politician, Moyezuddin served the historic duty with utmost efficiency and courage, the premier continued.
He served as general secretary of greater Dhaka district unit of Awami League and he became president of the committee later, she said.
He was elected a member of Provincial Assembly and Jatiya Sangsad in 1970 and 1973 respectively from Gazipur-Kaliganj constituency, she added.
Inspired by the ideals of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the heroic freedom fighter Moyezuddin engaged himself in politics and humanitarian service, she said.
He fought against injustice and oppression throughout his life, she said.
She hoped that his personality, wisdom, integrity and patriotism will inspire all.
"I believe that Moyezuddin's illustrious career will inspire the young generation with the spirit of patriotism," she added.
She prayed for eternal peace of the soul of Moyezuddin.
Meanwhile, a memorial meeting on the memories of Mohammad Moyezuddin was held on Tuesday at Jatiya Press Club here under the arrangement of Moyezuddin Smrity Sangsad marking his 39th death anniversary.
Speaking at the meeting as the chief guest, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque said Shaheed Moyezuddin did not bow down to any evil force rather he always worked for the country and its people.
Moyezuddin was a leader of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu's ideal and he was a one of the organisers of the Liberation War, he added.
Moyezuddin organized the Awami League during the crises of the party and he was a reliable worker of Bangabandhu. He reached the messages of Bangabandhu to Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib when Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was in the jail, he added.
President of Bangladesh Mohila Awami League Meher Afroze Chumki, MP, preside over the meeting while Jatiya Press Club General Secretary Shyamal Dutta, Advocate Abdul Baten, Kaliganj municipality mayor SM Robin Hossain, General Secretary of Kaliganj upazila AL Abu Bakr Chowdhury, Kaliganj upazila chairman Moazzem Hossain Palash, acting president of Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) Manik Lal Ghosh and Senior journalist MA Salam Shanto, among others, spoke in the discussion.
General Secretary of Moyazuddin Smrity Sangsad Ataur Rahman conducted it.
Moyezuddin, father of former State Minister for Women and Children affairs Meher Afroz Chumki, was killed by a criminal gang on September 27 in 1984 while he was leading a protest procession at Kaliganj during the anti-autocracy movement.
Moyezuddin was born on March 17 in 1930 at Kaliganj Upazila of Gazipur District. His father was Md Surat Ali and mother's name was Mosammat Sohor Banu.