Sunday, 26 September, 2021

National Mourning Day

Bangabandhu, his family members remembered

Commemorating The Bloodbath

Bangabandhu, his family members remembered
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina sprinkles flower petals on the graves of their family members, who were brutally killed on August 15, 1975, in the capital’s Banani Graveyard.

Different government, autonomous and private organisations, educational institutions and armed forces observed National Mourning Day and 46th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members on Sunday in a befitting manner. 


The authorities of Dhaka University observed the day with due respect. The national flag was hoisted at half-mast atop all main buildings, including halls of the university. Teachers and officials led by VC Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman laid wreaths at the portrait of Father of the Nation at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum of Dhanmondi-32 in the capital.


University Grants Commission (UGC) arranged a special discussion on Bangabandhu marking the day. UGC Chairman Prof Dr Kazi Shahidullah presided over the virtual discussion. Earlier, UGC officers and employees placed wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu at Dhanmondi-32.


Jatiya Press Club (JPC) paid homage to Father of Nation on his 46th martyrdom anniversary. The managing committee led by its President Farida Yasmin placed a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu at the National Press Club.


Navy provided humanitarian assistance to helpless, poor and destitute people in different parts of the country including the capital on Sunday marking National Mourning Day.


Bangladesh Air Force Women Walfare Association (BAFWWA) arranged doa-mahfil, offered special munajat and distributed food items among the orphans and poor children on the day at Dhaka Cantonment.               


Bangladesh Sangbadik Odhiker Forum (BJRF), a forum for establishing rights of journalists, and Gazipur Union of Journalists (GUJ) organised a virtual discussion titled 'The Dark Night of August, 1975 and The Role of Mass Media and Journalists' marking the day.


Bangladesh Dairy Farmers’ Association (BDFA) arranged a discussion at Sat Masjid Housing of Mohammadpur in the capital.

Dhaka Cantonment Ladies Club

Dhaka Cantonment Ladies Club distributed food aid and cash among unemployed, helpless and poor people in Nirjhar residential area of Dhaka Cantonment on the day.


Bangladesh National Cadet Corps (BNCC) organised a drawing competition for street children and distributed clothes and food among them on the day. Senior Secretary of Ministry of Defense Dr Md Abu Hena Mostofa Kamal and Director General of BNCC Brig Gen Nahidul Islam Khan were present.

BCS Audit

BCS Audit and Accounts Association organised prayers, milad-mahfil and discussion marking the day.


Different socio-cultural and political organisations, educational institutions, professional bodies and individuals observe the National Mourning Day on Sunday by paying glowing tributes to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and other martyrs of August 15, 1975 massacre.

(2) Central leaders of Awami League place wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu at Dhanmondi road no 32


(3) Bangladesh Awami Jubo League


(4) AL-led 14-party alliance


(5) Dhaka University


(6) Chattogram University


(7) National Press Club


(8) BUET


(9) BIWTA 


(11) UGC


(12) BARI


(13) BCSIR


(14) BDU


(15) BGB


(16) Dhaka Cantonment Ladies Club




(18) BUP




(20) BNCC


(21) Bangladesh Photo Journalists' Association and


(22) DNCC Ward No 26.

— Md Nasir Uddin/ SUN photo/ PID/ ISPR photo