Health Desk-- 28 Nov’18: Shaheed Dr Milon Day was observed across the country on Tuesday 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.
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 democratic movement of Bangladesh. 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.
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 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.