|DU set to observe Martyred Intellectuals Day, Victory Day
DU set to observe Martyred Intellectuals Day, Victory Day
The Dhaka University (DU) is set to observe the Martyred Intellectuals Day on December 14 and Victory Day on December 16 with due respect, reports BSS.
To mark the Martyred Intellectuals Day, the DU authorities have taken elaborate programmes featured hoisting of black flag atop of main buildings including Vice-Chancellor Bhaban at 6.30 am, assemblage of teachers, students, officers- employees at Aparajeyo Bangla at 7.15 am to proceed towards university central mosque premises graveyard, Jagannath Hall monument and monument of different residential areas to place wreaths there. Vice-Chancellor Prof-essor AAMS Arefin Siddique will lead the procession.
Later, they would go Martyred Intellectual Graveyard At Mirpur. A discussion will also be held at Teacher-Student Centre at 11.30 am with VC in the chair.
Besides, doa and prayer will be offered at different mosques including central mosque and upasanaloy (place of prayer) for the salvation of the souls of martyred intellectuals.
Victory Rally: on December 15, a victory rally will be brought out from Aparajeyo Bangla with the participation of DU family, which will be ended at Swadhinta Chattar after parading different streets on the campus.
On December 14 in 1971, over 200 the then East Pakistan's intelle-ctuals including teachers, journalists, doctors, artists, engineers, and writers were picked up from their homes in Dhaka by the Al-Badr militias and Pakistani Army.
They were taken blindfolded to torture cells in Mirpur, Mohammadpur, Nakhalpara, Rajarbagh and other locations in different sections of the city.
Later, they were executed en masse, most notably at Rayerbazar and Mirpur. In memory of the martyred intellectuals on December 14 is mourned in Bangladesh as Shaheed Buddhijibi Dibosh ("Day of the Martyred Intellectuals").
The Victory Day programmes includes hoisting of national flag atop main buildings including VC Bhaban at 6.30 am, assemble of teachers- students, officers-employees at Aparajeyo at 7.15 am to proceed towards at National Memorial at Savar to pay homage to the martyrs and offering doa and prayer at different mosques including central mosque and upasanaloy for the eternal peace of the martyred souls, who laid down their lives for the country during the War of Liberation in 1971.
However, DU TSC based 11 social and cultural organisations arranged three-day victory festival styled "Rokte Ranga Bijoy Amar-2012" which was inaugurated this morning at Shaheed Buddhijibi Chattar (VC Chattar).
The 11 organisations included Slogan '71, DU Journalists' Association, DU Film Society, DU Debating Society, Tirandaj, Prabhat Feri, Badhan, DU Tourist Society, Sangskritik Union, DU Photographic Society and Backbenchers.
The three-day programmes featured throwing of darts on Razakars (collaborators) cartoons and effigies, human chain, cultural function, releasing fanoos (lamp-shade), cultural functions and celebrating the victory moment.