National Mourning Day
Al-Arafah Islami Bank Limited (AIBL) on Tuesday organized a seminar titled 'Bangabandhu and Bangladesh' marking the 47th Death Anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The event was presided by Managing Director and CEO Farman R. Chowdhury while Director Kh. Mesbah Uddin Ahmed was present, according to a press release. Read: AIBL signs agreement with Padma Diagnostic Chairman of the Bank Alhajj Salim Rahman was present as the chief guest on the occasion. Former Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University AAMS Arefin Siddique discussed as key speaker on the occasion. Among others, Deputy Managing Directors and Senior Executives of the Bank participated in the seminar.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) Monday organised a discussion to remember and mourn the assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family on August 15, 1975. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen chaired the session discussion at the Foreign Service Academy in Dhaka. Sheikh Kabir Hossain, trustee of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Trust, spoke as the chief guest. Read: Momen to countries sheltering Bangabandhu’s killers: 'It's very unfair:' State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam spoke at the event as a special guest. Lawmaker Md Abdul Majid Khan and eminent writer Professor Anwara Syed Haque also spoke. Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen delivered the welcome remarks.
President Abdul Hamid hosted a milad and doa mahfil at Durbar Hall of Bangabhaban on the ocassion of the National Mourning Day and the 47th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Bangabhaban Jame Masjid Pesh Imam Maulana Muhammad Saiful Kabir conducted the munajat. A special munajat was offered seeking eternal peace of the departed souls of Bangabandhu and other family members, who faced martyrdom on the fateful night of August 15 in 1975. Read: PM Hasina remembers Bangabandhu at Tungipara on National Mourning Day Doa was offered seeking peace and prosperity of Bangladesh and the world as well as Muslim Ummah. He also attended doa mahfil following health guidelines and maintaining social distancing. Secretaries concerned, civil and military officials also attended the milad mahfil and munajat.
The Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi observed National Mourning Day Monday to remember and mourn the brutal assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family on August 15, 1975. The unfinished task of building Sonar Bangla, the dream of Bangabandhu, is being accomplished by his daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, High Commissioner Muhammad Imran said at a discussion. "Bangabandhu always dreamt of hunger and poverty-free Bangladesh. It was the main philosophy of our great leader Bangabandhu," he added. Also read: National Mourning Day observed in Japan The official programme of mourning at the mission began when the national flag was lowered to half-staff. Messages from the president, prime minister, foreign minister and state minister for foreign affairs were read out after Imran laid a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu. A minute of silence was observed and a special prayer was offered in memory of the martyrs of August 15. Also read: Bangladesh High Commission in Canberra observes National Mourning Day The special publication "Bangabandhu The Legend Forever" was also unveiled and a documentary on the life of Bangabandhu was screened.
Bangladesh Embassy in Tokyo on Monday observed the National Mourning Day and the 47th Anniversary of Martyrdom of the great architect of Bangladesh’s independence, the greatest Bengali of all time and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman paying deep respect and in a solemn manner. The programme began in the morning at the Embassy premises with hoisting of the national flag at half-mast by the Ambassador of Bangladesh to Japan Shahabuddin Ahmed. The national anthem was played at this time. After this, one-minute silence was observed followed by a special dowa and munajat for the salvation of the martyred souls of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, his family members and all other martyrs of 15th August in 1975 with the participation of all Embassy officials and expatriate Bangladeshis. Later at the Bangabandhu Auditorium, Ambassador Ahmed followed by other participants paid deepest homage to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by laying a floral wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu. Messages of the President, Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and State Minister for Foreign Affairs issued on the occasion were read out to the audience. Read:Bangladesh High Commission in Canberra observes National Mourning Day Ambassador Shahabuddin paid profound homage to the greatest Bengali of all time and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as he dreamt for freedom of his Bengali people and their independent statehood. Under the visionary, fearless and strong leadership of the Father of the Nation, the Bengali Nation was united to forge a struggle for independence and fought liberation war to attain an independent country, Bangladesh and a national identity, Bangalee, at the global stage. Immediate after independence, under his leadership, Bangladesh joined all major international and regional bodies and established bilateral relations with large number of countries including Japan thus firmly establishing Bangladesh’s place in the world stage. "Bangabandhu is not with us today, but his dream, ideals and directives are still guiding us in the pathway for emancipation of Bangladesh. Under the leadership of his daughter and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh will implement the Vision 2041 to build a poverty free, modern and developed country as dreamt by Bangabandhu as his Sonar Bangla," the Ambassador expressed his resolve. A discussion on the significance of the day was held following a documentary screening on the life and work of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. In this segment, a significant number of Bangladeshi community members and professionals working in Japan highlighted the significance of the day and vowed to turn the grief of losing Bangabandhu into strength to work unitedly in strengthening the hands of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to further develop the country and fulfil the dream of Bangabandhu to create ‘Sonar Bangla’.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has expressed displeasure over the developed countries which have been sheltering self-confessed, convicted killers of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.“You (developed countries) are not allowing them (convicted killers) to face justice because you have the power. It is very unfair,” he said, describing the barriers created by those countries.Without mentioning any specific country, Momen said "they'' always recommend rule of law and good governance but they are sheltering killers. Also read: Nation observing Bangabandhu’s anniversary of martyrdom in a somber mood “We want to have good governance here. We want to establish the rule of law,” said the Foreign Minister.The five killers who remain fugitives are Nur Chowdhury, Rashed Chowdhury, Moslehuddin Khan, Khandaker Abdur Rashid and Shariful Haque Dalim.Nur Chowdhury and Rashed Chowdhury were traced in Canada and the USA respectively.The government has yet to find out the whereabouts of the other three and the government continues its efforts through diplomatic channels, intelligence and Interpol.“We have sought support from Interpol. We also declared a bounty and those will be awarded who can give correct information about the killers,” Momen said while talking to a small group of journalists at his office recently.He said though they are yet to know about three killers, the government knows that two of the five fugitives live in developed countries. Also read: Ideals of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Can Inspire the Young Generation“They are moving freely but they are murderers. They are self-confessed murderer,” Momen said. The Foreign Minister said the developed countries that talk about the rule of law say they do not harbor murderers.But they have sheltered the murderers and kept them happy and peaceful, Momen said, adding that, "This is very unfair."
Immigration and Passport Officers Association (IPOA) has distributed food items and educationnmaterials among street children on the 47th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Major General Mohammad Ayub Chowdhury, the chief advisor of the association and Director General of Immigration and Passport Directorate, distributed these materials among the children, said a media release. President of Immigration and Passport Officers Association Md Saidur Rahman, General Secretary Abu Noman Zakir Hossain and other leaders were present. Read: Cultural bodies observing National Mourning Day
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday placed wreaths at the mausoleum of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman paying homage to the great leader to mark the National Mourning Day. The prime minister placed wreaths twice, first as the head of the government and then as the president of governing Awami League party. After laying the wreaths, the prime minister stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of the architect of Bangladesh’s independence in 1971. Read: National Mourning Day: PM Hasina pays homage to Bangabandhu Bangabandhu was gunned down by some disgruntled army men on the dreadful night of August 15, 1975 along with most of his family members. August 15 is observed as National Mourning Day. A smartly turned out contingent drawn from the armed forces presented a gun salute on the occasion, while the bugle played the Last Post in remembrance of Bangabandhu, the greatest Bengali of all time. The prime minister then offered fateha and munajat seeking eternal peace of departed souls of Bangabandhu, his wife Bangamata Begum Fazilatun Nesa Mujib, their three sons and other martyrs of Aug 15 massacre. Prayers were also offered seeking continued peace, progress and prosperity of the nation. Flanked by senior Awami League leaders, Hasina placed a wreath at the grave of Bangabandhu on behalf of the party. Leaders of different associate bodies of Bangladesh Awami League also placed wreaths at the grave. Read: Cultural bodies observing National Mourning Day The prime minister along with Cabinet members, party leaders and workers will also join a milad and doa mahfil on the mausoleum premises marking the National Mourning Day. Earlier, Sheikh Hasina arrived in Tungipara, the ancestral home of Bangabandhu, by an Air Force helicopter after placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu at Dhanmondi 32 in Dhaka as part of the national programme on the day. The prime minister also went to the Banani graveyard and sprinkled flower petals on the graves of the martyrs of the Aug 15 carnage and offered fateha and joined a munajat there.
Marking the National Mourning Day 2022, the 47th death anniversary of the country's founding president Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family members, cultural bodies in Bangladesh have organized a variety of events on Monday. Organizations including Bangla Academy, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Bangladesh National Museum, Dhaka University and others are organising multiple events, paying rich tributes while observing the occasion. As part of its events, BSA hosted a special art camp for children in five different areas in the city from 9 am to 12 pm. This special art camp took place at BSA’s National Art Gallery plaza, the VIP lounge of Kamalapur Railway Station, Zahir Raihan Cultural Centre in Gendaria, Justice Shahabuddin Ahmed park in Gulshan 2 and BSA venue in Uttara sector number 7, roads number 1 and 27. BSA will also arrange a special discussion and cultural event at the National Theatre Hall in the evening. Bangla Academy will inaugurate a 10-day discussion on the significance of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s autobiography ‘The Unfinished Memoirs’ at its AKSB auditorium on Monday at 3 pm. Read: Nation set to observe National Mourning Day Monday Poet Nurul Huda, Director General of Bangla Academy will deliver his welcome speech at the event, which will be joined by the keynote speaker Jeremie Cordon, Professor of History at the National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations in Paris, France. Dhaka University Film Society (DUFS) will arrange a special film screening session at the TSC premise under their yearly event ‘Bangabandhu in Celluloid’ at 7 pm. A joint collaboration with Bangladesh Film Archive (BFA), the event will screen two exclusive documentaries on Bangabandhu consisting of his interviews, and Sohel Mohammad Rana-directed animation film ‘Mujib Amar Pita.’ Besides, several other organisations are observing the day with various seminars, cultural events and other arrangements. Television channels and radio stations will broadcast special programmes on the life and works of Bangabandhu and his family. Gallery Cosmos is also currently hosting a special exhibition on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman titled ‘BRAVEHEART’ at the Cosmos Centre in the capital, showcasing paintings, sculpture installations and exclusive photographs of the Father of the Nation. Inaugurated last Friday, the exhibition will continue till August 31.
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday paid tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, marking the 47th anniversary of his martyrdom and the National Mourning Day. The prime minister placed wreaths at Bangabandhu's portrait at 6:30 am in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at 32 Dhanmondi. After placing wreaths, she stood in solemn silence there for some time showing respect to the great leader and the architect of Bangladesh’s independence in 1971. A smartly turned out contingent of Bangladesh Armed Forces presented state salute, while bugle played the Last Post in remembrance of Bangabandhu. Also read: PM pays homage to Bangabandhu on historic March 7 A munajat was offered seeking the eternal peace of the departed souls of the August 15 carnage. From Dhanmondi, the prime minister went to Banani Graveyard where her mother Bangamata Begum Fazilatun Nesa Mujib, brothers Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Jamal and Sheikh Russell, and other martyrs of August 15 were laid to eternal rest. The prime minister placed wreaths and spread petals on their graves. She also offered Fateha and doa seeking the eternal peace of the departed souls of the martyrs of August 15. Bangabandhu and most of his family members were assassinated on August 15, 1975 by a group of misguided army personnel. His two daughters, current PM Hasina and her sister Sheikh Rehana survived the carnage as they were staying abroad at that time.