Countrywide preparations to observe Mourning Day


he people across the country are set to observe the National Mourning Day-2019 and 44th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman today (Thursday). On the occasion, elaborate programmes have been taken in all the districts of the country.

In Rajshahi, government and non-government organisations including district administration, Rajshahi City Corporation, political parties, socio-cultural organisations and educational institutions chalked out elaborate programmes to observe the day.

The day’s programmes include hoisting of national flag and black flag at half-mast, placing wreath at portrait of Bangabandhu and four national leaders, offering special prayers and bringing out mourning processions. 

The district administration will organise a discussion and Doa Mahfil at the Shilpakala Academy Auditorium. Discussion meetings will also be arranged at all schools, colleges, madrasah and special milad mahfils and prayers will be offered at all religious institutions.

Improved diets will be served to the inmates of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, Rajshahi Central Jail, orphanages, shishu paribars and vagabond centres.

Besides, painting competitions, essay writings, Hamd and Nat, recitation of poems and discussion meetings focusing Bangabandhu and highlighting the true national history will be arranged at the Shishu Academy.

Awami League and its front organisations will hoist the party flag at half-mast in the morning. They will also bring out mourning procession. Different organisations including Sammilita SangskritikJote, district unit of Bangabandhu Parishad, Bangabandhu Prokoushali Parishad, Bangabandhu RUET Parishad and Ila Mitra Sangskritik Sangha will place wreath at portrait of Father of the Nation in city’s Bangabandhu Chattar.

In Rangpur, the day observance will begin with hoisting of the national flag at half-mast atop all government, semi-government, autonomous, private buildings and institutions after the sunrise followed by wearing of black badges.

Later, high officials, political leaders, head of different organisations, institutions and departments and common people will place wreaths at the Mural of Bangabandhu on Bangabandhu Square in the city.

After placing wreaths at the Mural of Bangabandhu there, one-minute silence will be observed and special munajats be offered and before bringing out a mourning procession on the city streets.

“The main discussion on Bangabandhu followed by distribution of prizes among winners of drawing, essay writing and other competitions to be organised by the District Shishu Academy will be held at Town Hall auditorium,” the DC said.

Rangpur Betar Kendra will air special programs and local newspapers publish special supplements. Milad mahfils will be organised and special munajats and prayers be offered at mosques, mandirs, churches, pagodas and educational institutions seeking divine blessings for the departed soul of Bangabandhu.

The Islamic Foundation will organise programs like recitation from the Holy Qur’an, Hamd, Naat and Doa mahfil and a special discussion at its auditorium on the life and works of Bangabandhu.