BGB to observe Martyrs’ Day today


Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) will observe the Martyrs’ Day today with due solemnity, commemorating the army officers killed in the Pilkhana BDR carnage in 2009, reports BSS. Marking the day, the BGB will organize Quran Khwani, doa and milad mahfil at all regions, sectors, institutions and units including the Pilkhana headquarters, said a BGB press release on Monday.

The representatives of the president and prime minister, the home minister, chiefs of three armed forces, public security secretary of the home ministry and BGB director general will place floral wreaths at the Banani military graveyard around 9am tomorrow. All BGB members will wear black-badge and BGB flag will be hoisted half-mast at the places where BGB regimental flag is hoisted.

On Wednesday, a special prayer and milad mahfil will be held at Pilkhana central mosque at 4:25 pm seeking salvation of the departed souls of the Pilkhana tragedy martyrs. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan will be present in the milad mahfil as the chief guest. Home affairs ministry senior secretary, BGB director general, relatives of the martyrs and all officers of the BGB headquarters will attend the programme.

On February 25-26, 2009, a group of relegated members of the then Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) killed 74 people including 57 army officers at the Pilkhana headquarters of the paramilitary force.