04 Sep 2021, 11:29

Bir Shrestha Nur Mohammad Sheikh’s death anniversary tomorrow

NARAIL, Sep 4, 2021 (BSS) - The 50th death anniversary of Bir Shrestha Nur Mohammad Sheikh will be observed at Nur Mohammad Nagar in Chandibarpur union of the district in a befitting manner tomorrow, maintaining social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Bir Shrestha Nur Mohammad Sheikh Trust and Narail district administration jointly took different programmes to mark the anniversary.

The programmes will begin through placing wreaths at the memorial monument with guard of honour, Qurankhani and Doa Mahfil in the Nur Mohammad Sheikh Library and Memorial Museum at Nur Mohammad Nagar, earlier known as Mahiskhola.

 Nur Mohammad was born in Mahiskhola which was later named after him to show profound respect for his supreme sacrifice in Liberation War.

Gift items from the Prime Minister will also be distributed on the occasion.

Deputy Commissioner (DC), also president of Bir Shrestha Nur Mohammad Sheikh Trust, Muhammad Habibur Rahman will be present as the chief guest.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Probir Kumar Ray, District Council Chairman Advocate Shorab Hossain Biswas, district AL President Advocate Subash Chandra Biswas, Secretary and Sadar Upazila Parishad Chairman Nizam Uddin Khan Nilu, Narail Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Sadia Islam, Trustee of Bir Shrestha Nur Mohammad Sheikh Golam Mortoza Swapon, Freedom Fighter SA Matin, Nur Mohammad Sheikh Trust’s Member Secretary and Chandibarpur Union Parishad Chairman Azizur Rahman Bhuyan are expected to be present.

Nur Mohammad was born on February 26, 1936. He joined the then East Pakistan Rifles (EPR), which is now Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), on February 26, 1959. He later took part in the Liberation War in 1971.

He braced martyrdom in shooting by Pakistan occupation forces on September 5, 1971 at Goalhati in Jashore during the war.

He was buried in Kashipur area in Sharsha upazila of Jashore.

BGB Jashore region and Sharsha upazila administration will observe various programmes to mark the day.

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