‘One-minute blackout to mark Genocide Day on March 25’

For the fourth successive year, the government has decided to observe a minute’s ‘blackout’ programme on the night of March 25, marking the ‘Genocide Day’.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal came up with the information after a meeting at the secretariat in presence of top officials of the law enforcement agencies on observing the ‘Genocide Day’ and the Independence Day.

The ‘blackout’ programme will be observed for one minute from 9pm on March 25, he said.

Additional security measures will also be taken on the occasion, said the minister.

However, key performance indicators areas and vehicles will remain out of the purview of the programme, said Asaduzzaman.

The minister said that this year’s Independence Day programme will be held in limited version. Mass rally or gathering centering March 26 has been discouraged. No cultural programme will be held outdoor on that day.

Besides, measures will be taken to maintain security at Savar National Mausoleum as the President and Prime Minister will go there. The number of guests will be limited there.

A special diet will be served in jails, hospitals and orphanages marking the day.

source: UNB