A memorial meeting on former General Secretary of Awami League and former Public Administration Minister Syed Ashraful Islam will be held at the Central Shaheed Minar in the city later today.
Sammilita Sangskritik Jote (SSJ) is going to arrange the meeting at 4 pm to pay respect to Syed Ashraful Islam, a press release said, reports BSS.
SSJ President Golam Quddus will preside over the meeting while politicians and cultural personalities, among others, will be present.
On January 3 last, Syed Ashraf died at a hospital in Bangkok at the age of 68. The AL leader had long been suffering from lung cancer.
Syed Ashraf was born in Mymensingh in 1952. His father Syed Nazrul Islam was acting President of Mujibnagar Government in 1971 and one of the key figures of Bangladesh’s independence struggle.