DHAKA, Jan 20, 2019 (BSS) – The nation observed the 50th anniversary of the
martyrdom of Shaheed Asad today in a befitting manner.
The people of the country, on this day, recall the sacrifice of the hero of
the 1969 mass upsurge that swept away the regime of the autocratic ruler
President Ayub Khan.
On this day in 1969, student leader Asaduzzaman was shot dead by Pakistani
forces near Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) while staging protest
against the then Pakistan rullers.
Various socio-cultural and political organisations have organised various
programmes marking the day.
President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued messages
marking the day.
In separate messages, they paid tributes to the memory of Shaheed Asad and
prayed for salvation of his departed soul.
National Asad Day observance committee placed wreath at the monument of
Shaheed Asad on Dhaka Medical College Hospital premises.
Committee Coordinator and General Secretary of Biplobi Workers Party Saiful
Huq, Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) President Mujahidul Islam Selim,
General Secretary Shah Alam and Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal (BSD) General
Secretary Khalequzzaman placed wreaths on behalf their respective
Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote central committee also placed wreath at the
monument where General Secretary Arun Sarker Rana, Actress Shahanur, M
Motasim, among others, were present.
Later, they offered Fatiha and observed one-minute silence.