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Bangladesh to observe one-minute blackout on March 25

  • President, PM to issue special messages
  • Special prayers to be held in all mosques
Update : 23 Mar 2024, 10:10 PM

A one-minute symbolic blackout will be observed on March 25 throughout Bangladesh, marking the Genocide Day.

The blackout program will be observed for one minute from 11pm to 11:01pm on the night of March 25 across Bangladesh.

The Genocide Day is in remembrance of the brutality carried out by the Pakistani Army on the unarmed Bangalis on the black night of March 25 in 1971 under the infamous "Operation Searchlight".

On Genocide Day, the president and prime minister will issue special messages.

A discussion meeting will be held on March 25 at 10:30am at the Liberation War Museum.

Genocide and Liberation War-related ballads and cultural programs will be organized nationwide. Rare photographs and documentaries on the genocide will be exhibited in all city corporations, including Dhaka.

Special prayers for the forgiveness of the souls of those killed on the night of March 25, 1971, will be held in all mosques and other places of worship on this day after Zohr prayers or at convenient times.

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