The Awami League and its associate organisations have planned month-long programmes to commemorate on Tuesday’s 42nd death anniversary of the father of the nation, President Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
On August 15, 1975 the independence leader was assassinated along with his wife, Fazilatunnesa, and 15 members of their family.
A month-long exhibition of news and documents on Bangabandhu’s life, organised by Bangladesh Awami Jubo League, was inaugurated at Shilpakala Academy on Tuesday by Awami League’s presidium member and Agriculture Minister, Matia Chowdhury.
At around 8am on August 5, Awami League and its associate organisations will place wreaths at Dhanmondi Abahani Club premises to mark the 68th birth anniversary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s eldest son, Sheikh Kamal.
At around 9am Awami League and its associate organisations will place wreaths at the Banani Graveyard. Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) will organise a discussion on the 68th birth anniversary of Sheikh Kamal.
On August 6, Bangladesh Chhatra League will form a nationwide human chain demanding the assassins of Bangabandhu be extradited to Bangladesh. The student wing of Awami League will also submit a memorandum regarding this to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina - Bangabandu’s eldest daughter.
On August 7, Mohila Sramik League with hold a candlelit vigil at the Banani Graveyard to mark the birth anniversary of Fazilatunnesa. The ruling party will also observe her birth anniversary on August 8.
The party and its associate organisations will host various events all across the country on August 15 to observe the national mourning day. The national and party flags will be flown half-mast at the party’s central office and all the party offices across the country.
At 6:00am President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will place wreaths on the portrait of Sheikh Mujib, followed by leaders of Awami League and its associated organisations.
The party leaders will also place wreaths on the graves of Mujib’s family members at Banani graveyard at 7:30am. A team of the central leaders will also place wreaths at Mujib’s graveyard at 10:00pm. After zohr prayers, special prayers will be held at mosques, temples, pagodas and churches across the country.
Bangladesh Mahila Awami League will hold a milad mahfil on the Bangabandhu Bhaban premises after asar prayers.
The ruling party will organise a discussion on the life and works of Mujib at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre at 4:00pm on August 16, marking the national mourning day. Prime minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to address the discussion as chief guest.
On August 31, BCL will organise a discussion meeting remembering Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Fazilatunnesa where Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is also scheduled to attend the discussion as chief guest.
The closing programme will be held at Shilpakala Academy on August 31 at 10am.