Bangladesh set to observe National Mourning Day tomorrow
The country is set to observe the National Mourning Day and 46th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman tomorrow, in a befitting manner with due respect.
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members were brutally killed by some disgruntled army men on the fateful night of August 15, 1975 and this carnage is touted as the ugliest chapter in the nation's history.
The government has planned elaborate programmes to observe the 46th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation and National Mourning Day with due respect and solemnity, maintaining health guidelines.
As part of the programme, the national flag will be hoisted half-mast at the buildings of all government, semi-government, autonomous, educational institutions and private offices on the day, said an official handout.
Wreaths will be placed at the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in Dhaka and a munajat will be held there at 6:30 am tomorrow.
The President and the Prime Minister will pay homage to the architect of the independence by placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of the Memorial Museum in Dhanmondi.
Guard of honour will be presented by the Armed Forces and prayers will also be offered.
Wreaths will also be placed at the graves of Bangabandhu's martyred family members and other martyrs of August 15, 1975 at Banani Graveyard in the city. Fateha and munajat will be offered there at 7:30 am.
Wreaths will be laid at the grave of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Tungipara in Gopalganj district around 10 am. Fateha will be offered and a special doa will be held there maintaining social distancing.
To mark the National Mourning Day, special munajat will be offered at all mosques across the country after Zuhr prayers while special prayers will be offered at all temples, churches, pagodas and other places of worship at convenient time.
Bangladesh Betar and Bangladesh Television will air special programmes in observance of the National Mourning Day.
National newspapers and magazines will publish special supplements on the occasion.
Bangladesh missions abroad will also hoist the national flag half-mast and organize discussions marking the day.