The Prime Minister placed wreath at the Martyred Intellectuals Memorial at Mirpur in the city this morning at about 7:30 am and stood in solemn silence for some time to show respect to the memories of the martyred intellectuals when bugle was played last post.Accompanied by the party central leaders , Sheikh Hasina, also president of Bangladesh Awami League, laid another wreath at the Martyred Intellectuals Memorial as the party chief.
The Prime Minister exchanged pleasantries with war-maimed freedom fighters on the memorial premises and enquired about their wellbeing.
Later, at about 7:30 am the Prime Minister placed wreath 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.
On the night of 14 December in 1971, over 200 Bangalee intellectuals, including professors, journalists, doctors, artistes, engineers and writers were picked up in Dhaka by the Pakistani occupation forces, aided by their local collaborators, and killed them with an evil motive to make the Bengali nation merit less.