The month of mourning begins in Bangladesh

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August, the month when Bangladesh lost its founding father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1975, began on Saturday.

A group of disgruntled army officers killed the nation’s founding father along with most of his family members on August 15, 1975.

This year, the month of mourning began with Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of Muslims.

Every year, the ruling Awami League and its associate bodies chalk out month-long programmes on the occasion but this year will be different because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The inauguration programme of the month has been delayed due to the Eid-ul-Azha.

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