The Ministry for Youth and Sports, the country’s sporting federations and clubs observed the National Mourning Day on Monday, commemorating the 47th anniversary of the martyrdom of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Bangabandhu’s wife Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, sons Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Jamal and Sheikh Russel, daughters-in-law Sultana Kamal and Rosy Jamal, brother Sheikh Naser, peasant leader Abdur Rab Serniabat, youth leader Sheikh Fazlul Haq Moni and his wife Arzu Moni, Baby Serniabat, Sukanta Babu, Arif and Abdul Nayeem Khan Rintu were also killed along with him.
The ministry placed a wreath at the portrait of Father of the Nation at Dhanmondi 32 in the morning.
All the departments under the ministry organized their own mourning day programmes including Quran khani, dua mahfil, blood donation, food distribution and discussion programmes.
The Bangladesh Olympic Association placed wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu at Dhanmondi 32 and on the graves of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib and the other family members of Bangabandhu at the Banani graveyard.
The BOA also placed a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu at the Bangabandhu National Stadium Gate no. 1 and then they distributed food at Jamia Imdadia Darul Uloom and orphanages in Motijheel.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board observed the National Mourning Day in a befitting manner at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.
The special prayers were followed by the distribution of food in the presence of BCB President Nazmul Hassan Papon.
The Bangladesh Football Federation placed wreaths at the portraits of Bangabandhu and his family members on their premises. The BFF also arranged Quran khani, dua mahfil and food distribution programmes.
The country’s top-tier football outfit Bashundhara Kings, Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Ltd and Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club also observed the day in befitting manners.
The other federations including hockey, shooting, rugby, wushu, gymnastics, athletics, chess, kho kho, rowing and carrom also observed the day in befitting manners. The federations arranged dua, milad mahfil, seminars, rallies and food distribution programmes on their respective premises.