Eight years have passed since the tragic road mishap that took away lives of five people including renowned film maker Tareque Masud and media personality Ashfaque Munier Mishuk at near Juka bus stand under Ghior upazila in Manikganj.
On 8th death anniversary, their contributions and creations were remembered at the programmes including discussion, human chain, and tree plantation on Tuesday.
Different Socio-cultural organisations including Tareque-Mishuk Smriti Parshad, Manikganj Press Club, Advocacy for Social Change-brack, Baniajuri Ba-Ra-Tha Uttaron Sanga, BARCIK jointly formed a human chain and organised tree plantation programme at the accident place on the Dhaka-Aricha Highway. The organisations also placed floral wreaths at the memorial plaque which Tareque-Mishuk Smriti Parshad built at the accident place showing respects to them.
General Secretary of Tareque Masud-Mishuk Muneir Smriti Parishad Ripon Ansary, President of Gatok-Dalal Nirmul Commettee Advocate Dipok Kumar Ghose, President of Manikganj Press Club Golam Sarwar Sanu, its former general secretary Zahangir Alam Biswas, Bangladesh Resource Center for Indigenous Knowledge (BARCIK) coordinator Bimal Roy, Sangskritik Biplobi Sangha (SABIS) treasure Kamal Ahmed Komol, among others, spoke at the human chain programme.
Marking the death anniversary, they also organised a memorial meeting beside the highway. It continued to after noon.
Speakers at the memorial meeting urged the authorities concerned to build road divider on the Dhaka-Aricha highway.
The participants also distributed leaflets to the people to create awareness among the road users and improving traffic management in order to prevent road accidents. Sangskritik Biplobi Sangha (SABIS), a cultural organization in the district town, screened ‘Run Way’ and ‘Matir Moyna’ at the organization in the afternoon.
In the afternoon on August 13 in 2011, Tareque Masud and Mishuk Munier, along with their film production crew—Wasim and Jamal—and microbus driver Mostafizur Rahman were killed in a tragic road accident in Manikganj.
Tareque’s wife Catherine Masud, painter Dhali Al Mamun, his wife Dilara Zaman Jolly and film production staff Saidul Islam, who were in the microbus, sustained severe injuries but managed to survive.
The team was on its way to meet the Manikganj Deputy Commissioner for permission to shoot for Tareque’s latest project ‘Kagojer Phool’ after visiting a shooting spot at Saljana village in Shibalaya upazila of the district. A Chuadanga-bound bus from Dhaka collided with the microbus they were travelling to Manikganj town at about 12:15pm.