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Govt takes elaborate programmes to observe Amar Ekushey

DHAKA - The government has taken extensive programmes to observe the 'Shaheed Dibash' and the International Mother Language Day tomorrow.

On the day, the national flag will fly at half-mast in all educational institutions, government, semi-government and autonomous offices and private buildings across the country, an official release said.

In line with the national programmes, the day would be observed by all educational institutions, city corporations, pourasabhas, the district and upazila administrations and Bangladesh missions abroad.

Quran Khwani, Milad Mahfil and special munajats will be held at Azimpur graveyard in the city for the martyrs of the Language Movement.

Dhaka University authorities will arrange programmes at the Central

Shaheed Minar in coordination with other relevant agencies.

Measures have been taken for strengthening security in the Shaheed Minar, Dhaka University and surrounding areas.

Different road islands and important spots in the city would be decorated

with festoons inscribed with Bangla alphabet.

Various organizations and institutes, including Bangla Academy, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Nazrul Institute, Jatiya Grantha Kendra, Islamic Foundation, National Museum, International Mother Language Institute and Shishu Academy will observe the day across the country through different programmes.

The programmes include book fair, discussions, recitation, essay writing competition and cultural functions.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)