87th death anniv of Pritilata observed

BSS, Chattogram :
The 87th death anniversary of Pritilata Waddedar, the first woman who embraced martyrdom for the country’s liberation from British rule in 1932, was observed on Tuesday with due respect.
To mark the day, different organizations chalked out various programmes including placing wreaths on the portrait of Pritilata, candle lighting and discussion.
Birkannya Pritilata Trust (BPT) placed wreaths at the portrait of Pritilata on the premises of Pritilata Complex Auditorium at Dhalghat village under Patiya upazila, the birth place of the revolutionary nationalist woman.
Besides, leaders of Shamajtantrik Mohila Forum (SMF), Shamajtantrik
Chhatra Front (SCF) and Chattogram chapter of Charon Sangskritik Kendra,
Mostafa Hakim College also placed wreaths at the bust of Pritilata at
European Club, now Pahartali Divisional Railway Office, this morning.
Pritilata Hall of Chattogram University observed the day through
discussion meeting, lighting candle, and placing of wreaths on the portrait
of the legendary woman revolutionary.
Meanwhile, a discussion meeting was held at Pritilata Complex this afternoon. Founder president of the Pritilata Trust Pankaj Chakrabarti presided over the function while acting deputy commissioner Yesmin Parvin Tirmiji, addressed the function as chief guest.
Habibul Hasan, Upazila Nirbahi Officer of Patiya, local elites, among others, addressed the function as special guests.
Born in Chattogram in 1911, Pritilata was an anti-British revolutionary in
the then East Bengal, now Bangladesh.
Pritilata graduated in Philosophy with distinction from Bethune College of Kolkata.
In early 1930s, Pritilata joined Mastarda Surya Sen’s armed resistance movement.
Later in 1932, she successfully led a team to attack on the Pahartali European Club in Chattogram. However, when trapped by the English on the fateful night, she committed suicide by swallowing Cyanide, ending her short endeavor in fighting for the country’s freedom.
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