Border Guard Bangladesh will observe the Martyrs' Day today with due solemnity, commemorating the army officers killed in the Pilkhana BDR carnage in 2009.
Marking the day, the BGB will organise Quran Khwani, doa and milad mahfil in all its offices, including the Pilkhana headquarters, said a BGB press release yesterday.
Representatives of the president and the prime minister, the home minister, chiefs of three armed forces, and BGB director general, among others, will place wreaths at the Banani military graveyard around 9:00am.
All BGB members will wear black badges, and BGB flag will be hoisted at half-mast at the places where BGB regimental flag is hoisted.
A special prayer and milad mahfil will be held at Pilkhana central mosque at 4:25pm tomorrow seeking salvation of the departed souls of the Pilkhana tragedy martyrs.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan will be present at the milad mahfil as the chief guest. Home ministry senior secretary, BGB director general, relatives of the martyrs, and all officers of the BGB headquarters will attend the programme.
On February 25-26, 2009, a disgruntled group of the then Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) killed 74 people, including 57 army officers, of the paramilitary force at the Pilkhana headquarters.