Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid tributes to the martyred intellectuals by placing a wreath at the Martyred Intellectuals’ Memorial at Mirpur in the capital marking the Martyred Intellectuals’ Day on Friday.
On the night of 14 December in 1971, two day ahead of the nation’s freedom, over 200 Bangalee intellectuals including professors, journalists, doctors, artistes, engineers, and writers were brutally killed by the Pakistani occupation forces aided by their local collaborators with an evil motive to make the Bengali nation merit less.
The prime minister placed wreath at the Martyred Intellectuals Memorial and later stood in solemn silence for some time to show respect to the memories of the intellectuals when bugle was played last post.
Flanked by central leaders of the party, Sheikh Hasina, also the president of Bangladesh Awami League, laid another wreath at the Martyred Intellectuals Memorial as the party chief.
The prime minister exchanged pleasantries with war-wounded freedom fighters at the memorial premises and enquired about their wellbeing.
Later, the prime minister placed wreaths at the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in the city marking the Martyred Intellectuals Day.
Ministers, PM’s advisers, senior Awami League leaders, senior officials and leaders of the front organisations of the party were present.
Source: The Daily Star