Bangladesh Bank has instructed the banks to observe the National Mourning Day with due dignity. The central bank has also decided what kind of program should be taken for this. The Banking Regulations and Policy Department of Bangladesh Bank has given this instruction in a notification today.
According to the notification, instructions have been given to implement various programs on the occasion of ‘National Mourning Day 2023’ on the 48th martyrdom anniversary of the great architect of freedom, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The program includes keeping the national flag at half-mast on August 15 at bank buildings (owned/rented), keeping black badges for a month from August 1, installing special banners or festoons on the occasion of National Day of Mourning at bank buildings (own/rented) and paying tributes on August 15.
The notification has also mentioned what other programs should be taken on this occasion. It has been said that after the issue of National Mourning Day is included in the agenda of the meeting of the bank’s board of directors, necessary measures should be taken after serious discussion and a discussion meeting on Bangabandhu’s life and work should be organized on August 15 or at a convenient date and time.
Apart from this, on the occasion of this day, considering the capacity of the bank, humanitarian assistance or food aid should be provided to the helpless and poor. According to the bank’s own action plan, take necessary measures to plant and preserve trees in its office or at a convenient location and send a small message to the customers’ mobile phones urging them to plant trees.
It is said in the notification, if the bank has its own digital display board, then the documentary film or speech made on Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman should be displayed there. It should be ensured to display on the bank’s own website containing the photographs of all the events organized.