Govt takes elaborate programmes to observe National Mourning Day

DHAKA, The government has taken elaborate programmes

to observe the 44th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Mourning Day on August 15 with due respect

and solemnity.

As part of the programme, the national flag will fly halfmast atop the

offices of all government, semigovernment, autonomous organisations,

educational institutions, private establishments and Bangladesh missions

abroad on the day, an official release said here today.

President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will pay homages

at the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at

Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in the capital at 6.30 am.

A smartly turned out contingent of the Armed Forces will give a guard of

honour to the portrait of the Bangabandhu. Besides, a special munajat and

fateha will also be offered there for marking the day.

Later, Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina will place wreaths and offer doa and

fateha at the Banani graveyard for all family members of Father of the Nation

and others, who embraced martyrdom with Bangabandhu on August 15, 1975.

The Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will also place a wreath at the Mazar of

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Tungipara in Gopalganj district around

10 am. Fateha will be offered and the Armed Forces will again give a guard of

honour there. A special milad mahfil and doa will also be held at the

Bangabandhu's Mazar.

An interministerial meeting was held today at the cabinet division

marking the 44th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu

Shiekh Mujibur Rahman and National Mourning Day.

Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam chaired the meeting while different

organisation chiefs and secretaries from different ministries were also

attended it.

To mark the National Mourning Day, special munajats will be offered at all

mosques across the country after Johr prayers while special prayers will take

place at all pagodas, churches, temples and other worships, according to the


Bangladesh Betar and Bangladesh Television, private television channels

and radio stations will air special programmes in observance of the National

Mourning day. National and local newspapers will bring out special

supplements on the occasion.

Besides, specially designed posters will be displayed at educational

institutions and other public places reminding the black chapter of the

country's history.

In line with the national programmes, different ministries and divisions,

departments and agencies will organise various programmes at their respective


The different organisations and directorates under the Information Ministry

will also hold different programmes, including discussion, exhibition,

publish special supplements of Nirikkha, Sachithra Bangladesh and Bangladesh

Quarterly, the release added.

All the city corporations, municipalities and union councils will observe

the National Mourning Day amid solemnity in accordance with the national


Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)