‘Shaheed Dr Milon Day’ is being observed across the country today commemorating the 32nd martyrdom anniversary of Dr Shamsul Alam Khan Milon, the then joint secretary general of Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA), reports BSS.
Dr Milon, who was also a lecturer of Dhaka Medical College (DMC), was killed by the goons of military junta near the Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) of Dhaka University at the height of anti-autocracy movement on the day in 1990.
On the eve of the day, President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages recalling the supreme sacrifice of Dr Milon for the cause of restoration of democracy.
Different political parties, socio-cultural organisations and professional bodies have chalked out elaborate programmes to mark the day.
Like previous years, Awami League has taken programmes to observe Milon Day.
The programmes include offering Fateha and special prayers, placing wreaths at the grave of Dr Milon on the Dhaka Medical College campus.