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National Mourning Day in Dists

'Complete Bangabandhu murder case trial'

Rajshahi city Awami League brings out a mourning procession in the city yesterday. The mourners demanded execution of the Bangabandhu murder case verdict. PHOTO: BANGLAR CHOKH

With a fresh call to complete the trial of the Bangabandhu murder case, the National Mourning Day marking the 34th anniversary of death of Father of the Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was observed in districts across the country yesterday.
National and party flags were kept at half-mast while black flag was hoisted atop the Awami League offices, educational institutions, government, semi-government offices and private buildings.
The day's programme included mourning processions, special prayers at mosques, temples and churches, painting competitions, discussion meetings and doa mahfils.
In Khulna, the day's programme began with placing of wreaths at the sculpture of Bangabandhu erected in the compound of Khulna Station of Bangladesh Betar.
KCC Mayor Talukder Abdul Khaleque, leaders of Khulna Awami League, high officials of civil and police administration, leaders of socio-cultural organisations and members of print and electronic media paid their homage to Bangabandhu by placing wreaths at the sculpture, according to our staff correspondent.
A mourning procession was brought out in Munshiganj town in the morning. People from all walks of life joined the procession, wearing black badges.
Former lawmaker and district Awami League President Mohammad Mohiuddin led the procession. Whip Sagufta Yasmin Emily participated in the procession and mass feeding at Louhajang and Tongibari, according to a correspondent.
Students of different educational institutions took part in painting and essay competitions organised as part of the government programme at Shilpakala Academy.
Garlanding the portraits of Bangabandhu, condolence rallies, discussions and feeding the destitute marked the 34th death anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in all upazilas of Madaripur district, reports a correspondent.
Rangpur district unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League organised a mourning rally in observance of the National Mourning Day, reports a correspondent.
Speakers demanded completion of the trial of Bangabandhu Killing Case.
Gaibandha district Awami League and its front organisations, district administration, Shishu Academy, Bangabandhu Shishu Kishore Mela and Islamic Foundation chalked out separate programmes to observe the National Mourning Day, reports our correspondent.
District Awami League arranged a discussion on the life of Bangabandhu held. Mahbub Ara Begum Gini, lawmaker from Gaibandha-2, attended as the main speaker.
Political parties, local administration, socio-cultural, professional and students' organisations chalked out elaborate programmes in Satkhira district to mourn the August 15 killings, reports our correspondent.
District administration and local information department jointly organised a procession while a discussion was held at local Shilpakala Academy auditorium with Satkhira Deputy Commissioner Md Abdus Samad in the chair.
Awami League lawmaker Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was the chief guest.
Gazipur district Awami League organised a discussion and doa mahfil at its office on the National Mourning Day yesterday, reports a correspondent.
District AL President AKM Mozammel Haque MP, Zahid Hasan Russell MP, Meher Afroz MP, spoke among others.
Mukitjoddha Sangsad and different socio-cultural organisations also held different programmes.
Feni Deputy Commissioner Md Abdul Quddus Khan presided over a discussion on the National Mourning day at the conference room of the DC, reports a correspondent.
Muktijoddha Sangsad, district Shilpakala Academy, AL, Jubo League, Chhatra League, Bangabandhu Abritti Parishad and other political, social and cultural organisations arranged discussions milad mahfil.
Similar programmes were observed in other district and upazila headquarters yesterday.

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