National Mourning Day observed in Ctg
CHATTOGRAM, Aug 15, 2022 (BSS) – People of Chattogram city and its adjacent areas today observed the 47th National Mourning Day and martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with due respect and solemnity.
Apart from Chattogram city, north and south district units of Awami League (AL) and its front organisations, different socio-cultural organisations, district administration, educational institutions chalked out various programmes to observe the day, including placing floral wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu, holding virtual discussion meeting, food distribution, screening documentary and holding special prayers in mosque and others religious institutions.
The day’s programmes included hoisting of the national and black flags half-mast atop all party offices, placing of wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu, Qurankhwani, milad mahfil, discussions, poetry recitation, essay and quiz competitions on the life and works of Bangabandhu, exhibition of films, playing of the historic March 7 speeches of Bangabandhu in 41 wards of the city corporation, tree plantation and blood donation.
Black flags dominated the skyline of the port city and the national flag was hoisted half-mast at the government and private buildings while wreaths were placed on the portrait of Bangabandhu.
Hundreds of AL workers gathered at the party office in the morning to place wreaths on the portrait of Bangabandhu.
Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) observed the day through various programmes including doa and milad mahfil, discussions at 41 wards, hoisting of national flag at half-mast at its all ward offices, poetry recitations and essay competitions at all schools and colleges.
Chattogram city, north and south district AL chalked out elaborate programmes at ward, upazila and union levels, which included discussions on the life and works of Bangabandhu.
Chattogram district administration observed the day through various programmes including doa and milad mahfil, discussion meeting, hoisting of national flag at half-mast at all public and private offices, poetry recitations and essay competitions at all schools and colleges.
Later, a discussion meeting was held at Shilpakala auditorium with deputy commissioner Mohammad Mominur Rahman in the chair.
Md Asharf Uddin, Divisional Commissioner of Chattogram, paid homage to Father of the Nation by placing wreath at his portrait on the Shilpakala Academy premises at 9 am. At that time, a vigilante team of Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP) played a bugle.
Md Asharf Uddin addressed the discussion meeting as chief guest while Commissioner of Chattogram Metropolitan Police Krisnapada Roy, Deputy Inspector General of Police Anwar Hossain, Commander of Chattogram City Muktijudda Sangsad Command Mozaffar Ahmed, high officials of district administration and divisional commissioner office spoke on the occasion.
Different district level government officers, public representatives, political leaders, the local elite and heads of different educational institutions and socio-cultural organizations participated the discussion meeting.
Chattogram University (CU), Chattogram University of Engineering and Technology (CUET), Chattogram Press Club, Chattogram Union of Journalists, Chattogram University Veterinary and Animal Science University (CVASU), University of Chattogram Science and Technology (USTC), Judges of Chattogram court, Chattogram Divisional Sports Organisations and different colleges and private universities organised separate programmes marking the day.
Besides, Chattogram Zilla Parisad, city units of Bangladesh Communist Party, Gono Forum, Sector Commanders’ Forum, Bangladesh Shishu Academy, Islamic Foundation, Civil Surgeon office in Chattogram, Bangabandhu Parishad Chattogram, Sheikh Rasel Smriti Parishad, Greater Chattogram Development Action Council, Projonmo-71, Chattogram College, Chattogram Education Board and Shahid Smriti Pathagar also arranged different programmes.