File photo of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Focus Bangla
Party leaders will place wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu in Dhaka around 6.30 am
Awami League has chalked out elaborate programs to observe the 44th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the National Mourning Day on August 15.
Bangabandhu and 16 other members of his family were killed in a military coup on the night of August 15, 1975.
As part of the programs, the national and party flags will fly half-mast atop all the offices of Awami League and Bangabandhu Bhaban on the day.
In the morning, the party leaders will place wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Museum in Dhaka around 6.30 am.
Later, the party leaders will place wreaths and offer fateha at the Banani Graveyard for the family members of the Bangabandhu and others who embraced martyrdom on August 15, 1975.
Doa and milad will be held at all mosques of the country after Zohr prayers, while special prayers will be held at temples, pagodas and churches marking the occasion.
The ruling party leaders will distribute foods among the poor, distressed and orphans at afternoon.
Besides, Mohila Awami League will organize a milad and doa mahfil in front of Bangabandhu Bhaban after Asr prayers.
A delegation of the Awami League central executive committee including AL Presidium Members Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, Kazi Zafar Ullah and Muhammad Faruk Khan, Executive Member Abul Hasanat Abdullah, Joint General Secretaries Jahangir Kabir Nanak and Abdur Rahman, Agriculture And Cooperative Secretary Faridunnahar Laily and Information And Research Secretary Advocate Afzal Hossain, among others, will join the programs in Tungipara on August 15.
On August 16, a discussion meeting will be held at Bangabandhu International Conference Center at 4pm. Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will chair the meeting.
The party's General Secretary, also Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has urged the leaders and activists of the party and its associate bodies to observe the day with due respect.