DHAKA, Dec 30, 2016 (BSS) - The 26th death anniversary of Comrade Moni Singh, founder president of Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB), will be observed tomorrow.
Comrade Singh was a member of the Advisory Council of the Provisional Government of Bangladesh during the Liberation War in 1971.
He was born in Kolkata on July 28, 1901, to Kali Kumar Singh and Sarala Devi. He shifted to Durgapur in Mymensingh (Present Netrokona) with his mother at the age of seven, after his father's death.
Moni Singh, an Independence Award recipient, died on December 31, 1990 at the age of 84.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages paying respect to the memory of the late leader and seeking eternal peace for his departed soul.
In his message, President Abdul Hamid said Moni Singh was the pioneer of communist movement in the subcontinent.
Throughout his life, he was involved in all movements and struggles, including the anti-British movement, struggle against Pakistani rulers and the campaign to establish the rights of the toiling masses, he added.
The President recalled the role of Moni Singh during the Liberation War and said that his relations with Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was 'very deep.'
The contribution of an honest and sacrificing political leader like Moni Singh in nation building would be remembered for ever.
In her message, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Moni Singh had made extraordinary contributions during the Liberation War.
He had a very friendly relationship with Father of the Nation, she recalled and said that the late leader played a very important role in the reconstruction of war-ravaged Bangladesh.
Different organizations including Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) have undertaken a seven-day programme marking the death anniversary of this veteran leader.
Different parties and organizations including CPB will pay tributes by placing wreaths at the monument of Moni Singh at Postogola crematorium at 7 am tomorrow.
On this occasion, Comrade Moni Singh Fair be held from December 31 To January 6 at Susang Durgapur in Netrokona.
A commemorative meeting on Moni Singh will be held on January 7 at Soparjito Swadhinata in Dhaka University, said a press release.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)