Today is Shaheed Dr. Milon Day

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Published: 11/27/2022 5:08:21 AM

Today is "Shaheed Dr Milon Day," a national holiday honoring the memory of Dr. Shamsul Alam Khan Milon, who was the joint secretary general of the Bangladesh Medical Association at the time of his 32nd anniversary of martyrdom (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.

Different political parties, socio-cultural organisations and professional bodies have chalked out elaborate programmes to mark the day.

Like previous years, Awami League has taken programmes to observe Milon Day.

The programmes include offering Fateha and special prayers, placing wreaths at the grave of Dr Milon on the Dhaka Medical College campus.



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