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All set to observe National Mourning Day in dists

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BSS, Rajshahi :
Elaborate programmes have been taken to observe the National Mourning Day and 44th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with due respect and honour in the city today .
The day is scheduled to be observed with a fresh vow to materialize the dreams of Father of the Nation to build a "Sonar Bangla" and to bring back all the fugitive convicted killers of Bangabandhu to execute their conviction.
Various government and non-government organisations including district administration, Rajshahi City Corporation, political parties, socio-cultural organisations and educational institutions like Rajshahi University, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology and Rajshahi Medical University chalked out elaborate programmes to observe the day. The day's programmes will begin with hoisting of national flag and black flag at half-mast, placing wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu and four national leaders, offering special prayers and bringing out mourning processions.
The District Administration will organise a discussion meeting and Doa Mahfil at the Shilpakala Academy Auditorium in observance of the day.
Discussion meetings on the life and works of Bangabandhu will be arranged at all schools, colleges, madrasah and special milad mahfils and prayers will be offered at all religious institutions.
Improved diets will be served to the inmates of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, Rajshahi Central Jail, orphanages, shishu paribars and vagabond centres. Besides, painting competitions, essay writings, Hamd and Nat, recitation of poems and discussion meetings focusing Bangabandhu and highlighting the true national history will be arranged at the Shishu Academy. Local units of Bangladesh Awami League (AL) and its front organizations will hoist the party flag at half-mast in the morning. They will also bring out mourning procession.
Different organisations including Sammilita SangskritikJote, district unit of Bangabandhu Parishad, Bangabandhu Prokoushali Parishad, Bangabandhu RUET Parishad and Ila Mitra Sangskritik Sangha will place wreath at portrait of Father of the Nation in city's Bangabandhu Chattar.
BSS from  Rangpur adds: The common people are set to observe the National Mourning Day-2019 and 44th martyrdom anniversary of the Architect of Independence and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman here today
Officials and Awami League (AL) leaders said the district administration, AL and its associate bodies, sociocultural, political and professional organisations, educational institutions and other organisations will observe the day.
DC Asib Ahsan said the observance will begin with hoisting of the national flag at half-mast atop all government, semi-government, autonomous, private buildings and institutions after the sunrise followed by wearing of black badges.
Later, high officials, political leaders, head of different organisations, institutions and departments and common people will place wreaths at the Mural of Bangabandhu on Bangabandhu Square in the city. After placing wreaths at the Mural of Bangabandhu there, one-minute silence will be observed and special munajats be offered and before bringing out a mourning procession on the city streets.
"The main discussion on Bangabandhu followed by distribution of prizes among winners of drawing, essay writing and other competitions to be organised by the District Shishu Academy will be held at Town Hall auditorium," the DC said.
Presided over the Deputy Commissioner, Divisional Commissioner KM Tariqul Islam will attend the discussion as chief guest.
"The District Information Office will screen documentary films on Bangabandhu, his lifelong Struggles and sacrifice for Independence and War of Liberation at cinema halls and open places across the district, the DC added.
Rangpur Betar Kendra will air special programs and local newspapers publish special supplements.
Milad mahfils will be organised and special munajats and prayers be offered at mosques, mandirs, churches, pagodas and educational institutions seeking divine blessings for the departed soul of Bangabandhu.
The Islamic Foundation will organise programs like recitation from the Holy Qur'an, Hamd, Naat and Doa mahfil and a special discussion at its Auditorium on the life and works of Bangabandhu.
Office Secretary of district AL Tauhidur Rahman Tutul said the district and city units of the party and its associate bodies already began month-long observance of the National Mourning Day-2019 and 44th martyrdom anniversary of Bangabandhu here from one-minute past midnight on August 1 last.
The observance began with placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu following by lighting of candles on district AL office premises in the city.
The month-long observance programs include playing of the historic March 7 Speech of Bangabandhu, blood donation, screening of documentary films on Bangabandhu, hoisting of the national and party flags at half-mast and wearing black badges.
Besides, the programs include recitation from the Holy Quran, milad mahfilsand bringing out of mourning procession, placing wreath at the Mural of Bangabandhu and distribution of foods among distressed people and discussions today.

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