Shaheed Dr Milon Day was observed across the country on Saturday (November 27) commemorating the 31st martyrdom anniversary of Dr Shamsul Alam Khan Milon, the then joint secretary general of Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA).
Dr Milon, who was also a lecturer of Dhaka Medical College (DMC), was killed by the goons of military junta near the Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) of Dhaka University at the height of anti-autocracy movement on the day in 1990.
The supreme sacrifice of Dr Milon transformed the anti-autocracy movement into a mass upsurge that prompted the fall of the then autocratic regime paving the way for restoration of democracy in the country.
On the eve of the day, President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages recalling the supreme sacrifice of Dr Milon for the cause of restoration of democracy.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul of Dr Milon.
Different political parties, socio-cultural organisations and professional bodies have chalked out elaborate programmes to mark the day.
The programmes include offering Fateha and special prayers, placing wreaths at the grave of Dr Milon on DMC campus and at Milon Smrity Chattar (Square) near TSC of Dhaka University and holding discussions.
BDST: 1220 HRS, NOV 27, 2021