The biggest observation of the day was held at the Central Shaheed Minar, Dhaka jointly by HEKS, BIPF and other organizations. Hasanul Haq Inu, Information Minister was the chief guest of the ceremony. Convener of parliamentary caucus on indigenous affairs Fazle Hossain Badsha, Human rights activist Sultana Kamal and indigenous leader Shantu Larma were also among the guests along with a number of MPs, indigenous leaders, activists, NGO representatives, academicians, students’ organizations. The guests urged the government to stop discrimination towards the indigenous people which resulting forced displacement of the indigenous population. They also asked government to recognize the “indigenous” identity.