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80th death anniversary of Pritilata observed

Staff Correspondent

The 80th death anniversary of Pritilata Waddedar was observed in the country on Monday.
Pritilata was an anti-British revolutionary from Chittagong.
She took part in armed resistance led by Surya Sen against the colonial British government.
She took part in a 1932 attack on the Pahartali European Club, which bore the sign ‘Dogs and Indians not allowed.’
Faced with unavoidable capture by the British authorities, Pritilata committed suicide by swallowing cyanide during the operation.
At a discussion, speakers urged the government that her biography should be included in school textbooks to inspire the young generation.
Samajtantrik Mahila Forum organised the discussion at the Dhaka Reporters Unity to mark her death anniversary.
Communist Party Bangladesh presidium member Haider Akbar Khan Rono said that only by following the spirit of Pritilata the country could go ahead.
Socialist Party of Bangladesh central committee member Razekuzaman Ratan, Samajtantrik Mahila forum president Sultana Akhter Rubi and central secretary Syeda Parbhin Aktar also spoke.
Dhaka University chapter of Samajtantrik Chattra Front held a rally and a meeting on DU campus to mark the day, Samajtantrik Chattra Front leaders Ruhul Amin and Eva Mjumder spoke.
To observe the anniversary Barisal chapter of SPB organised various programmes at Aswini Kumar Hall.

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