20 Feb 2024, 12:54

All set to observe "Amar Ekushey" in Khulna tomorrow

KHULNA, Feb 20, 2024 (BSS) - People are set to pay homage to language martyrs tomorrow coinciding with the Amar Ekushey and International Mother Language Day.

Different government, semi-government, autonomous bodies, socio-cultural organisations, political parties and educational institutions have completed all preparations to observe the day with due respect in the city and district.

Officials said the district and upazila administrations and other organisations have already completed preparation for observing International Mother Language Day.

In Khulna city, the observance will begin at one minute past zero hour on February 21 when Land Minister Narayon Chandra Chanda, will place wreaths at the Shaheed Minar in City's Shaheed Hadis Park to pay due respect to the Language Martyrs.

Later, Mayor of Khulna City Corporation (KCC) Talukder Abdul Khaleque, Khulna Divisional Commissioner Md. Helal Mahmud Sharif, Khulna Metropolitan Police Commissioner (KMP) Mozammel Haque, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police of Khulna Range Moinul Haque will place wreaths there.

Deputy Commissioner Khondokar Yasir Arefin along with officials of the district and upazila administrations will also place wreaths followed by other government and non-government departments and organizations.

The other programmes of the day include hoisting of national flag at half-mast atop all buildings, educational institutions, decoration of the streets with miniature national and coloured flags inscribed with Bengali alphabets.

Special doa for peace and welfare of the people will be offered at all mosques after Zohor prayer while temples and churches will arrange special prayers on the day.

A discussion on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and language movement will be held at Divisional Public Library in Khulna.

Competitions on drawing, essay writing, rendering patriotic songs for the children and prize giving ceremony for the school students will be held at Shaheed Hadis Park.

Bangladesh Awami League (AL) and its front organisations and other political parties, socio-cultural and professional organisations and common people will also pay homage to the language movement martyrs by placing wreaths at the Shaheed Minar.

Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET), Khulna University (KU), Khulna Water and Sewerage Authority (KWASA), Khulna Press Club, Khulna Union of Journalists (KUJ), Swadhinata Sangbadik Forum will also place wreaths at the Shaheed Minar.

Candle lighting programme will be arranged at the Mural of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the Deputy Commissioner's Office in Khulna.



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