The second death anniversary of Mahbubul Hoque Shakil, a former student leader, PM's special assistant and a poet, was observed through daylong programmes yesterday.
The programmes included a discussion on the life and work of Shakil, a doa mahfl and placing of wreaths at his grave at Bhatikashar Municipality Graveyard in Mymensingh.
District Awami League and Mahbubul Hoque Shakil Smriti Sangsad organised the programmes at Shaheed Sahabuddin auditorium in Mymensingh.
District AL secretary Advocate Moazzem Hossain Babul, city AL vice president and administrator of Mymensingh City Corporation Ekramul Haque Titu, amd member secretary of the Sangsad Kamal Pasha Chowdhury, addressed the discussion, among others.
On December 6, 2016, Shakil, son of Jahirul Hoque Khoka, Mymensingh district unit president of AL, breathed his last in Dhaka at the age of 47.
A popular face among youths and in student politics, Shakil was a forefront leader of anti-autocracy student movement in the 1980s. He was a good organiser and omnipresent with his high-pitched slogans -- “Down with autocrat” -- in the processions on the Dhaka University campus and beyond during the turbulent times of HM Ershad.
Shakil was also a former senior vice president and organising secretary of Bangladesh Chhatra League.