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Tariqul, Khoka’s death anniversary Thursday

The third death anniversary of BNP leader and former minister Tariqul Islam will be observed on Thursday.

Besides, the second death anniversary of former mayor of undivided Dhaka City Corporation and BNP vice-chairman Sadeque Hossain Khoka will also be observed the same day.

Jashore BNP and Tariqul Islam Smriti Sangsad have worked out various programmes, including discussion, doa mahfil, Qurankhwani and food distribution, to mark the death anniversary of Tariqul.

Local BNP leaders and people of all walks of life will place wreaths at Tariqul’s grave in Jashore and offer fateha there around 10am.

Jashore district unit of BNP will arrange doa mahfil at its office while Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal will organize a blood donation progarmme at 11:30am while Jubo Dal will distribute cooked food at all wards of Jashore municipality and Sadar upazila, said a press release.

Besides, Jashore district unit of BNP will organise a meeting in memory of Tariqul at BD Hall in the district town on Friday.

Tariqul Islam Smriti Sangsad will arrange a discussion at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh on Saturday on the occasion.

On November 4, 2018, Tariqul died at Apollo Hospital in the capital at the age of 73. He was buried at Karbala graveyard in Jashore district town the following day.

BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman and secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir issued separate messages recalling the contributions of Tariqul and Khoka to the country and the party.

Meanwhile, Sadeque Hossain Khoka Parishad and BNP have taken various programmes, including placing wreaths, holding discussion, doa mahfil and Qurankhwani and arranging food attribution, to observe the second death anniversary of the late Dhaka city mayor and former minister.

BNP leaders and activists and followers of Khoka will place wreaths at his Jurain graveyard in the city and offer fateha there at 10:30am on Thursday.

Khoka’s family members will arrange a doa and milad mahfil at Sadeque Hossain Khoka community centre after Zohr prayers.

On November 4, 2019, valiant freedom fighter Sadeque Hossain Khoka died in the USA at the age of 67.

Born on May 12, 1952 in Munshiganj, Khoka was a guerilla freedom fighter during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971.

Source: United News of Bangladesh