All preparations are afoot to observe the 43rd martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the National Mourning Day in the country on August 15.
The government, ruling Awami League, its front and associate bodies, and different socio-cultural, political and professional organisations will organise elaborate programmes, highlighting the darkest part in national history and mourning Bangbandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's death along with most of his family members and relatives.
The programmes will begin with hoisting of the national flag at half-mast and raising of black flags atop public and private buildings, including Bangabandhu Bhaban as a mark of respect to the martyrs of August 15, 1975 carnage.
Wearing black badges, hundreds of people from all walks of life thronged the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum on the historical road number 32 in Dhanmondi residential area since as early as 6 in the morning to pay profound homage to Father of the Nation by placing wreaths at his portrait there.
As part of the state programme on the National Mourning Day, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will lay the wreaths separately at the portrait of Bangabandhu.
Special Munajat will be offered seeking eternal peace of the departed souls.
Later, the prime minister will go to Banani Graveyard in the city and pay homage to her mother Bangamata Fazilatun Nesa Mujib, Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Jamal and Sheikh Russell and other martyrs of August 15 by placing wreaths and spreading flower petals on their graves. She also will offer Fateha and doa seeking eternal peace of the departed souls of the martyrs of August 15.
Like in the capital city, thousands of mourners from all strata also gathered at the mausoleum of Bangabandhu at Tungipara to pay deep homage to Father of the Nation.
The prime minister will homage to Father of the Nation by placing a wreath at his mazar at Tungipara at 10 am.
The premier then will offer munajat at the mazar seeking eternal peace of departed souls of the Father of the Nation, Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib and other martyrs of August 15, 1975 massacre.