The 42th anniversary of death of Mukundalal Sarker, a prominent leader of anti-British Movement and a war veteran of 1971, will be observed tomorrow (Wednesday).
Sree Sarker was born in 1909 at Dharmaryer Bari Village under Muksedpur Upazila of Gopalgonj district. During his long political career, he played an important role in building a strong resistance against the imperialist forces and actively participated in the movement against Zamindary system. He was detained for several times for his role against British rule.
Sree Sarker was imprisoned under defense of Pakistan rule in 1965. He was very close to Hussain Shaheed Suhurawardy, Sher-e- Bangla A. K. Fazlul Huq, Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
As part of social welfare activities, Sree Sarker established several colleges, high schools and primary schools in different areas of Gopalgonj and Khulna.
To observe the day, special prayers and discussion on the book titled: ‘Gopalgonjer Mukundalal: Janapader Janoneta’ written by Bangla Academy Director Dr Tapan Bagchi will be held at 4pm tomorrow (Wednesday) at Sree Sarker’s Dharmarayer Bari residence.
Highsur Bridhaashram at Kasiani upazila of Gopalgonj district will organize a function to feed special diet to the hapless older man and women of the Bridhyaashram on the day and offer prayer to pay tribute to Mukundalal Sarker.
His second son Manaindra Nath Sarker, editor of Education Today and columnist, third son Subash Sarker, General Manager of M R Engineering and Ajit Kumar Sarker, Senior Journalist and former City Editor of BSS have requested all to pray for peace of the departed soul of their father.