The mournful Jail Killing Day was observed in the city today paying rich tribute to the four national leaders assassinated inside the Dhaka Central Jail on this day in 1975.
City unit of Bangladesh Awami League and its front-organizations observed the day through various programmes paying due homage to the martyred.
Marking the day, scores of wreaths were placed on the grave of Shaheed AHM Kamaruzzaman, one of the four national leaders, in city's Kadirgonj family graveyard besides mourning rallies and garlanding of portraits of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and four other national leaders at Awami League party office.
District and city units of Awami League and its front organizations brought out a mournful rally from in front of the party office and placed wreaths on the mazar. Apart from this, various other government, semi-government and autonomous organizations also placed wreaths since early morning.
City unit Awami League president and former mayor of Rajshahi AHM Khairuzzaman Liton, State Minister for foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam, MP, Omor Faruqe Chowdhury, MP, Ayen Uddin, MP, Akhtar Jahan, MP, Mayor-in-Charge of Rajshahi City Corporation Nizam-Ul Azim and other front-ranking AL leaders joined the rally, among others.
Marking the day, AL city unit organized a discussion meeting at the party office in the afternoon.
In observance of the day, Awami League arranged Quran Khwani, Doa Mahfil and feeding of destitute in all 30 wards of the city. Rajshahi City Corporation, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology and various other educational and financial institutions also observed the day through separate programmes
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)