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MJF observes National Mourning Day || The Daily Star


MJF observes National Mourning Day || The Daily Star

Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) today observed the 48th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and National Mourning Day in a befitting manner.

The programme started with the screening of a documentary on Bangabandhu at the ALOK Centre at MJF’s office in Mirpur, Dhaka, said a press release.

Shaheen Anam, executive director of MJF, joined the programme virtually.

After the screening, Banasree Mitra Neogi, director of the programme, delivered welcome speech. In the discussion session “Bangabandhu and Marginal People”, Wasiur Rahman Tonmoy, presented a keynote paper on Bangabandhu.

He said, “If we analyse the entire life of Bangabandhu, then we can undoubtedly say that he entered politics to ensure the betterment of marginalised people. Against all monumental adversities, he spoke for the poor, distressed, and working-class people…”

Other staff members of MJF Shoeib Shazzad Khan, Rafeza Shaheen, Nazrana Yeasmin Hira, Md Ziaul Karim, Md Sazzad Hossain and Md Anwar Hossain also shared their thoughts on the key note paper.

The speakers highlighted various aspects of Bangabandhu’s life and work.

Mohammad Zahed Hasan read some short parts from “The Unfinished Memoirs of Bangabandhu”, and Md Ahsanul Wahed, Mohammed Iftekhar Hossain, and Monzurul Alam recited poems about Bangabandhu.

Among others, Shoma Datta, Mihir Ranjan Saha, Md Rokonuzzaman, Nasrin Ahmed, and Momtajul Islam spoke on the occasion.

Banasree Mitra Neogi, the session chair, concluded the event by highlighting the vastness of Bangabandhu’s contribution.

Furthermore, she stressed the importance of inclusivity in all aspects of society, drawing inspiration from Bangabandhu’s commitment to advocating for marginalised communities and promoting equity.

Besides, a painting exhibition was also organised with the pictures drawn by the children of MJF’s staffers, themed Bangabandhu and the Liberation War.

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