Dr Milon Day today
Shaheed Dr Milon Day will be observed countrywide today commemorating the 26th martyrdom anniversary of Dr Shamsul Alam Khan Milon.
On this day in 1990, Dr Milon was killed by the goons of military junta near Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) of Dhaka University at the height of anti-autocracy movement.
His sacrifice transformed the anti-autocracy movement into a mass upsurge that prompted the fall of the autocratic regime, paving the way for the restoration of democracy in the country.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in separate statements, recalled the supreme sacrifice of Dr Milon.
Different political parties, including Awami League and Bangladesh Workers Party, and socio-cultural-professional bodies have chalked out elaborate programmes to observe the Day.
The programmes include placing of wreaths and offering of special prayers at the grave of Dr Milon on the Dhaka Medical College campus and at Milon Smrity Chattar near TSC. Selina Akthar, mother of Dr Milon, is expected to attend the programmes.
Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) arranged a discussion on this occasion yesterday.
As a dedicated of the movement of the professionals, Dr Milon was the joint-secretary of Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA), treasurer of Dhaka Medical College Teachers Association and a lecturer of bio-chemistry at Dhaka College.