RANGPUR: The district administration has taken daylong programmes to observe the Genocide Day-2021 on March 25 to pay tribute to the martyred unarmed Bangalees at the black night on that day in 1971.
Officials of the district administration said the programmes were finalised in a meeting recently with Deputy Commissioner Md Asib Ahsan in the chair at his conference room in the city.The programmes include memorial discussions at educational institutions with participation of freedom fighters and noted personalities on the genocide committed by the Pakistani occupation army at that black night in 1971, reports BSS.
The District Information Office will screen rare photographs and documentary films on the genocide at cinema halls and open places in the city.
Special munajats and prayers will be offered at mosques, temples, pagodas and churches and other places of worship seeking divine blessings and eternal peace for departed souls of the martyred Bangalees on March 25 in 1971.
Different cultural organisations will stage dramas and arrange cultural programmes on the genocide committed by the Pakistani occupation army and War of Liberation followed by a discussion at Town Hall auditorium.
At 7:00 pm on March 25, a candle-lit programme will be arranged at the central Shaheed Minar premises on the Public Library ground in the city in the memory of the martyrs of that black night.
Besides, a one-minute symbolic black-out programme will be observed from 9:00 pm to 9:01 pm on March 25.Besides, Awami League (AL) and its associate bodies, Ghatok Dalal Nirmul Committee (GDNC), Sector Commanders’ Forum (SCF) and other organisations will observe the Genocide Day-2021 through various daylong programmes.
The programmes include placing of wreaths at different mass graves, monument of martyred freedom fighters, protest processions, human chains and discussions to pay rich tribute to the martyred sons and daughters of the soil in 1971.
The district and city units of AL and its associate bodies will observe the day through programmes like lighting candles, screening of documentary films on the genocide committed by the Pakistani occupation forces.