The jail killing is recognised as one of the most tragic events in the history of Bangladesh, which emerged as an independent state in 1971 after a long bloody struggle against Pakistan.
Some disgruntled army personnel killed four national leaders Syed Nazrul Islam, Tajuddin Ahmed, M Mansur Ali and AHM Qamaruzzaman on November 3 in 1975, just 79 days after the August 15 massacre.
The ruling Awami League, its front organizations, including the Bangladesh Chhatra League, Juba League, Swechchhasebak League, Awami Mohila League, Krishak League, and Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote and several socio-cultural organizations are going to perform different programs, to mark the day, says a press release issued by Bangladesh Chhatra League(BCL) on Saturday.
BCL begins the day by hoisting the national flag and party flag at half-mast at its central and district offices across the country at 6:00am.
Party leaders place wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum, Dhanmondi-32 at 7:00am.
They place wreaths at the graves of Syed Nazrul, Tajuddin and Mansur Ali at Banani in the capital at 8:00am while wreaths will be placed at Qamaruzzaman’s grave in the northern city of Rajshahi. The party hold a recall programme at Krishibid Institution Auditorium at 3:00pm.