The main opposition Awami League (AL) will observe various programmes to pay tribute to the victims of August 21, 2004 grenade attacks at the Bangabandhu Avenue in the city today (Monday) as a mark of protest against the carnage, report agencies.
Twenty-four people, including AL leader Ivy Rahman, were killed and nearly 400 others wounded in the barrage of grenade blasts at AL's anti-terror rally addressed by opposition leader Sheikh Hasina.
Hasina, whose father and most of his family members were slain in a military attack this month in 1975, fortunately survived the assault seven days after the anniversary of that tragedy.
To commemorate the tragic incident, AL will place wreaths at the memorial of August 21 martyrs at the Bangabandhu Avenue at 11am.
On the day, the party will organise road marches from different city points towards the Bangabandhu Avenue at 3:00pm. On way to the avenue, the party leaders, workers and supporters will observe two minutes' silence at 5:22pm when the first grenade boomed at the rally.
In the evening, candles will be lit in front of the memorial stand as part of the memorial service on the anniversary.
AL General Secretary Abdul Jalil has asked the party's different units, starting from district down to grassroots level, to observe the anniversary with 'similar programmes' on August 21.