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Khulna set to observe National Mourning Day

Khulna set to observe National Mourning Day

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KHULNA: All preparations have been completed to observe the National Mourning Day and the 47th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in a befitting manner here on August 15, reports BSS.

Different government, semi-government, autonomous bodies, socio-cultural and voluntary organisations and educational institutions have completed their preparation to observe the day in the city and district.

The programmes include hoisting of national flag at half mast in all government, semi-government, autonomous and private buildings, discussion meetings, placing wreaths at the monument of Bangabandhu, distribution of leaflets, posters and screening of film show and documentary on life and works of Bangabandhu and offering special prayer and doa-mahfil at all religious institutions.

According to a PID handout today, government, semi-government and other organisations will place wreaths at the monument of Bangabandhu at Khulna Deputy Commissioner Office premises.

Besides, prize distribution ceremony of essay, art and poem recitation competition and cheque distribution by the Directorate of Youth Development among freedom fighters will be held at the same place.

Special munajat will be offered after Zohr prayer at mosques while prayers will be held at temples, churches and pagoda on the day.

Khulna District Information Office, Islamic Foundation, Khulna Betar, Khulna University (KU), Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET), Khulna Press Club, Mongla Port Authority (MPA), West Zone Power Company Ltd and other organisations will observe the similar programme separately marking the day.

Local unit of Bangladesh Awami League and its front-organisations have also taken various programmes marking the day here and upazila headquarters in a befitting manner.

The programmes, include hoisting of the national flag, party flags and black flags at half-mast all the party offices in the city and district, wearing of black badges, placing wreaths at the monument of Bangabandhu, distribution of food among the distressed people, mourning rally, milad mahfil and discussion meetings on life and activities of Bangabandhu.

The upazila administrations will also observe the day through similar programmes throughout the nine upazilas in the district.

Khulna Metropolitan Police (KMP), Khulna District Police administrations, Rapid Action Battalion, has taken adequate measures to maintain law and order on the day.