Rangpur people pay rich tribute to martyred intellectuals

RANGPUR, The people of Rangpur today observed the Martyred Intellectuals' Day paying rich tribute to martyred intellectuals with a fresh demand of completing trial of war criminals, including killersof martyred intellectuals.

Observance of the day began in the morning with placing wreaths at the

Central Shaheed Minar and monuments of the martyrs, hoisting of black flag

and national flag at halfmast atop all public and private buildings in the

city. Different political parties, sociocultural and professional

organisations and educational institutions chalked out elaborate programmes

to mark the day.

The programmes included wearing black badges, observance of oneminute

silence, lighting of candles, placing wreaths at mass graves, doa mahfil,

special munajats seeking divine blessings for departed souls of the martyred

intellectuals and discussions.

Awami League (AL) and its associate bodies, JASOD, Workers Parry,

Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal, Communist Party of Bangladesh, Sector

Commanders Forum, Rangpur Sahittya Sangskritik Parishad, Sommilito

Sangskritik Jote, Rangapur Sahittya Parishad, Udichhi Shilpi Gosthi,

Shilpokola Academy, Begum Rokeya University, Carmichael College, Rangpur

Medical College and other organisations and institutions observed the day.

The district and city units of AL and its associate bodies started

observance of the day with placing wreaths at portrait of Father of the

Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman followed by other programmes

including discussion at district AL office.

General Secretary of district AL Advocate Rezaul Karim Raju, its Publicity

and Publication Secretary Rosy Rahman, Office Secretary Tauhidur Rahman

Tutul, city AL President Shafiur Rahman Shafi, its General Secretary Tushar

Kanti Mandal, General Secretary of District Mohila Awami League Advocate

Jakia Sultana Choity, addressed the discussion.

The speakers said the Pakistani occupation army with their collaborator Al

badars, Alshams and razakars killed intellectuals as a part of deeprooted

conspiracy to make the nation talentless at dawn of the independence in 1971.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)