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Rajshahi people pay rich tributes to martyred intellectuals

RAJSHAHI, -Various political, socio-cultural, volunteer organizations and educational institutions, including Rajshahi University and Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, observed the Martyred Intellectuals Day here today paying rich tribute to the martyrs.

In observance of the occasion, the organizations demanded completion of the trial process of the war-criminals and collaborators and execution of all other convicts awarded death sentences like Kader Mollah, Kamaruzzaman, Ali Ahsan Md Mujahid, Salauddin Kader Chowdhury, Matiur Rahman Nizami and Meer Kashem Ali.

As part of commemorating the martyred intellectuals, the groups chalked out various programmes which included placing wreaths at Shaheed Minar, photo exhibition, public gathering, discussion meeting and candle lighting on the mass graves throughout the day.

Local units of Bangladesh Awami League and its front organizations placed wreaths at Rajshahi College Shaheed Minar followed by a brief meeting highlighting significance of the day early in the morning.

Local unit of Workers Party of Bangladesh arranged a candle lighting programme at Bablaban' mass-grave together with placing wreaths on the memorial plaque.

Meanwhile, Rajshahi University observed the day through daylong elaborate programmes which included placing wreaths at Shaheed Minar, discussion meeting, milad mahfil and probhat ferry.

RU VC Prof Mijanuddin, Pro-VC Prof Chowdhury Sarwar Jahan, Treasurer Prof Sayen Uddin, Registrar Prof Entajul Haque and other teachers, officers and students placed wreaths at the Shaheed Minar this morning.

Magnificent RU Shaheed Smrity Sangrahashala' remained open for the visitors marking the day.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)