All preparations have been completed to observe the Martyred Intellectuals’ Day-2019 in Rangpur with a fresh vow to establish the core spirit of the War of Liberation, reports BSS.
The political, socio-cultural and professional organisations and educational institutions will place wreaths at the Central Shaheed Minar, hoist black and national flags at half-mast, organise milad mahfils, discussions and other programs to pay rich tribute to the martyred intellectuals.
The district and city units of Awami League (AL), its associate bodies, Rangpur City Corporation, Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangshad, Sector Commanders Forum, JASOD, BSD, CPB, Sommilito Sangskritik Jyote, Udichhi Shilpi Gosthi, Shilpokola Academy, Begum Rokeya University, Carmichael College, Rangpur Medical College and many other organisations and institutions will observe the day.
Rangpur Kendra of Bangladesh Betar will air special programs and local dailies publish supplementary issues containing special articles highlighting the significance of the day.
Leaders of different organisations and common people will begin observance by placing wreaths at the Central Shaheed Minar and monuments of the martyrs, hoisting of black flags and national flags at half-mast atop all public and private buildings in the city.
Leaders of the district and city units of AL and its associate bodies will place wreaths at the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Mural of Bangabandhu and Central Shaheed Minar and arrange discussions.
President of district AL Mamtaz Uddin, it’s General Secretary Advocate Rezaul Karim Raju, President of city unit AL Shafiar Rahman, its General Secretary Tushar Kanti Mandal and senior leaders of AL and associate bodies will address the discussion.
General Secretary of district AL Advocate Rezaul Karim Raju said the Pakistani occupation army with local collaborators killed the intellectuals to make the nation talent-less evidently understanding defeat just before independence of Bangladesh.
Talking to BSS, former district unit Commander of Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad Mosaddek Hossain Bablu urged people to forge rock-solid unity like that in 1971 to foil conspiracies of the defeated anti-liberation forces against the country and its people.
He demanded completion of trials of war criminals and killers of martyred intellectuals to completely free the nation from the stigma.