Month of mourning begins with nation recalling Bangabandhu


DHAKA, August 1, 2018 (BSS) – The month of mourning began today with the nation recalling once again the most brutal killing in its history and renewing the pledge to safeguard perpetually the country’s independence and sovereignty.

Different political and socio-cultural organizations are observing the month through elaborate programmes to mourn the assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members on August 15, 1975.

The programmes began through ‘Alor Michil’ (procession of light) at 12:01 am last night. Awami Swechasebak League (ASL) organized the procession which paraded different streets of the city and ended after coming at the Bangabandhu Museum at road No. 32 in Dhanmondi.

In the morning, different socio-cultural organizations placed floral wreaths on the portrait of Bangabandhu at Dhanmondi.

Bangabandhu Social Welafre Parishad organized a discussion at TSC of Dhaka University at 4.30pm where Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader spoke as the chief guest.

Besides, ‘Amra Surjyamukhi’, a socio organization, arranged a discussion titled ‘Political Philosophy of Bangabandhu: Development of Mass People’ at the Cineplex auditorium of National Museum at 5pm.

Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University Professor Dr Md Aktaruzzaman inaugurated a photo exhibition on Bangabandhu marking the National Mourning Day and 43rd martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at TSC of the university.

The killing of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members on the fateful night of August 15, 1975 is the ugliest chapter of the nation’s history.

The self-confessed killers of August 15 did not assassinate Bangabandhu alone, but also killed 16 other members of his family, friends and relatives.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the eldest daughter of Bangabandhu, escaped the planned assassination along with her sister Sheikh Rehana as they were staying overseas then.

The August is also black marked with another planned conspiracy of assassination that the nation cannot ever forget the heinous attempt of killing of Sheikh Hasina.

The vested quarter, who assassinated Bangabandhu in 1975, also tried to destroy Awami League by killing its president Sheikh Hasina with grenades at an anti-terrorism rally at Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital on August 21 in 2004.

Sheikh Hasina narrowly escaped the grenade attack suffering splinter injuries when 24 of her party men including Awami League’s women’s affairs secretary Ivy Rahman were killed and 500 others injured.