There is no Shaheed Minar in 70 per cent educational institutions in Satkhira district, depriving the students of the opportunity to pay tributes to the heroes of Language Movement.
The authorities did not build any Shaheed Minar in those institutions even after 68 years of the Language Movement although it is an instruction from the government to observe the International Mother Language Day on February 21 in all educational institutions across the country.
District Education Office sources said there are about 605 high schools and colleges and its equivalent institutions, of which there is no Shaheed Minar in 231 institutions. There are about 1093 primary schools in the district, but there is no Shaheed Minar in 996 schools.
Md. Ruhul Amin, District Primary Education Officer, said, “ A plan has been taken to construct Shaheed Minars at all educational institutions ahead of Mujib Year”.
Abdulla-Al Mamun, said “It is not clear why there is no Shaheed Minars in most of the educational institutions of the district. I will inform the higher authorities about the matter.”