Staff Correspondent: The Awami League has paid rich tribute to the Language Movement Martyrs at Central Shaheed Minar in city on Wednesday.
In the wee hours of Wednesday, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Opposition leader Rowshan Ershad, cabinet members paid their homage to the martyrs of the Language Movement on the occasion of Amar Ekushey as well as the International Mother Language Day.
Awami League leaders announced two-day long programme centering the day of national mourning and also the International Mother Language Day.
The programmes include placing of wreaths at the central Shaheed Minar at one-minute past zero hours, hoisting half-mast the national and party flags at its offices across the country and Bangabandhu Bhaban, wearing black badges and hoisting of black flag in the morning as a mark of respect to the Language Movement martyrs.
Besides, a discussion programme will be taken place at auditorium of Krishibid Institution Bangladesh at 3:00pm on February 24. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to attend the function.
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