Journalists in the city yesterday observed the 17th death anniversary of Monajat Uddin through various programmes. Rangpur Press Club organised a doa mahfil and a discussion meeting in the morning. Earlier, newsmen and cultural activists placed wreaths at the grave of the veteran journalist Monajat at Munshipara. Monajat Uddin died in 1995 while on professional duty on a ferry boat in the River Padma in Gaibandha district. Born in June 18 of 1945 at Morneya village in Rangpur, he received a number of awards, including Ekushey Padak in 1997.