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90’s martyr

Shaheed Dr Milon Day today

Staff CorrespondentDaily-Bangladesh.com
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Nation observes Shaheed Dr. Milon Day across the country today, commemorating the 28th martyrdom anniversary of Dr. Shamsul Alam Khan Milon, the then joint secretary general of Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA).

Dr. Milon, who was also a teacher 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, reports DailyBangladesh.

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 the 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.

In his message, the president said Dr. Milon was “a bright star in the democratic movement of Bangladesh”.

Abdul Hamid said people would remember his sacrifice forever.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in her message, paid rich tribute to the departed soul of Dr. Milon and others who were martyred in the struggle for democracy.

She said numerous democracy-loving people, including Juba League leader Nur Hossain, Nurul Huda, Babul, and Fattha, embraced martyrdom in the movement for restoring democracy.

The president and the PM prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul of Dr. Milon.


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