15th anniv of grenade attack observed
AJM Nasir Uddin addressing a rally marking the 15th anniversary of the gruesome grenade attack on August 21, 2004 organised by Chattogram Nagorik in front of Chattogram Press Club area on Wednesday.
Chattogram Bureau :
The 15th anniversary of the gruesome grenade attack on an Awami League (AL) rally in the commercial capital on August 21 in 2004 was observed in the port city with due respect.
Different political parties and their front organizations paid homage to the Martyred of August 21 who sacrificed their lives for establishing eradication of terrorism and militancy from the country.
The political parties including Awami League (AL), its front associate bodies, its left-leaning allies, other political parties, social-cultural and professional organizations finalized their respective day-long program.
Apart from the Chattogram city, north and south district units of Awami League (AL) and their front organizations, scores of socio-cultural, literary organizations, trade unions and professional bodies chalked out elaborate program to mark the day.
The day's program includes hoisting of the national and black flags at half-mast atop all party offices, placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu and 24 leaders and workers of AL including Ivey Rahman who sacrificed their lives on August 21, at 8 am Wednesday at the respective party offices of AL, Qurankhwani, Milad Mahfil, discussion meetings and protest rally and mourning processions in the morning.
To mark the anniversary, special prayers were held at different mosques and other places of worships in the city and districts seeking eternal peace of the departed souls of 24 leaders and workers of AL who were assassinated in the fateful day on August 21 in 2004.
Leaders and workers of Awami League and its front organizations and professional bodies wore black badges throughout the day, Advocate Iftakher Saimul, Joint Secretary of Bangladesh Awami League, Chattogram City Unit told .