Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said the main programme of the upcoming month of mourning (August) is to stand by the distressed people amid the coronavirus crisis.
He said the month of mourning, recalling the martyrdom anniversary of Bangabandhu, will be observed this year on a limited scale through indoor discussions, placing of wreaths at Bangabandhu’s portrait and prayers at mosques, temples, churches and pagodas.
Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, said this at a press conference at his official residence on Saturday.He said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman did politics for the masses throughout his entire life.
“So, if we stand by the distressed people with aids during the month of mourning, the soul of Bangabandhu will get peace. Party leaders and workers at all levels will have to extend cooperation to the poor people during that period,” he said.
The minister urged all to show no indifference and negligence to maintaining health guidelines and wearing facemasks properly to safeguard themselves from being infected with the deadly coronavirus.