The people of Rangpur are ready to observe the Martyred Intellectuals Day-2021 by paying tribute to martyred intellectuals for their supreme sacrifice only a couple of days ahead of the ultimate victory in 1971.
The divisional, district and police administrations, Rangpur Metropolitan Police (RpMP), political parties, socio-cultural organizations and educational institutions have taken programmes to observe the day in a befitting manner.
The district and city Awami League (AL), Ghatok Dalal Nirmul Committee, Shilpokola Academy, Begum Rokeya University, Carmichael College and other educational institutions will also observe the day through day-long programmes.
The observance will begin with placing wreaths at the 'Shahid Muktijoddha Smritistambha, hoisting of black flags and national flag at half-mast atop all public and private buildings followed by other programmes since the morning in Rangpur city.
High officials of the divisional and district level civil and police administrations, freedom fighters, leaders of different political parties including Awami League (AL), sociocultural and professional and other organizations will place wreaths there in the morning.
The programmes also include wearing of black badges, placing wreaths at mass graves, special munajats seeking divine blessings for departed souls of the martyred intellectuals and discussions.
The district administration will organize a discussion and competitions on drawing and essay writing for children marking the Martyred Intellectuals Day. The district and city units of AL and its associate bodies will observe the day beginning with placing wreaths at the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman followed by other programmes.
Led by President of district AL Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed and its General Secretary Advocate Rezaul Karim Razu, leaders of district AL and its associate bodies will hoist black flag and national flag at half-mast at the district AL office premises.
Later, the district AL leaders along with leaders of different associate bodies will place wreaths at 'Shahid Muktijoddha Smritistambha' at Surobhi Uddyan and Bangabandhu's Mural at Bangabandhu Square in the city.
With President of district AL Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed in the chair, its General Secretary of district AL Advocate Rezaul Karim Razu will address a discussion to be arranged on the occasion at district AL office as the keynote speaker.
Leaders of the district and city units of AL and its associate bodies will take part in the programmes.