In Solemn Remembrance

Friendship to observe National Mourning Day across all its offices

Friendship News Desk
August 14, 2023

August 15, 1975 was the day that the father of the nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was assassinated along with most of family members, including his wife, brother, sons, daughters-in-law, other household members and staff at his Dhanmondi residence in the capital, Dhaka. It is a dark day in the nation’s collective memory, and has since been marked as the National Mourning Day, and is a national holiday to allow people to commemorate the painful atrocity.

A banner marking the observation of National Mourning Day, at the field office in Kurgiram. © Friendship

Friendship will observe the day by hoisting the national flag at half mast through the day, wearing commemorative black badges, and hosting a milad mahfil (communal prayer) and discussion session at the head office, and displaying a special banner on the façade of all the offices throughout the month.

Commemorating National Mourning Day at the Friendship Centre in Gaibandha. © Friendship

Friendship started in Bangladesh in 2002 to bring dignity, opportunity and hope to the remote, unaddressed communities in the most remote parts of the country, is, and always has been deeply appreciative and highly proud of the history, culture, traditions, resilience, tenacity, courage and indomitable spirit of the country and its people.

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