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DU chalks out elaborate programs to observe Amar Ekushey on Thursday

  • Published at 08:40 pm February 20th, 2019
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The Central Shaheed Minar on Dhaka University campus is ready for thousands of Bengalis to pay their tribute to the 1952 Language Movement martyrs on February 21 Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Teachers, students, and various other organizations will observe the day by honouring the brave martyrs of the Language Movement

The Dhaka University (DU) authority has chalked out a series of programs to observe ‘Amar Ekushey’, the International Mother Language Day, on Thursday. 

DU's ‘Central Coordination Committee for Observing Amar Ekushey’ and various other sub-committees are working to observe the day peacefully.

Teachers, students, and various other organizations will place wreaths at the Central Shaheed Minar to pay homage to Language Movement martyrs in the early hours of Thursday. 

A ‘Provat Feri’ (Dawn March) led by DU Vice-Chancellor, Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman, will be brought out at 6:30am on the day, starting from the base of the Aparajeya Bangla Sculpture. 

DU senate and syndicate members, teachers, students, and staff, will take part in the ‘Provat Feri.’ 

After offering Fateha for the martyrs of the Language Movement at Azimpur Graveyard, the procession will place wreaths at the Central Shaheed Minar to pay tribute to the brave martyrs. 

DU will also arrange special prayer ceremonies for the language martyrs at each campus mosque after Zohr prayer.