Zekovic launched the initiative: Day of Mourning and Day of National Remembrance for Coronavirus Victims

“I proposed that the President of Montenegro, the Government of Montenegro and the Parliament of Montenegro jointly consider the initiative to erect a permanent monument to all victims of coronavirus in Montenegro in the Capital or the Capital of Montenegro,” said the human rights activist.

Zekovic, Photo: News Archive

Human rights activist Aleksandar Zekovic sent an initiative to the Government of Montenegro to declare March 22 as the Day of Mourning and the Day of National Remembrance for all victims of coronavirus in Montenegro.

He explained that he suggested it, because “on that date in 2020, the first citizen of Montenegro died from the consequences caused by the coronavirus”

“We need a national program to remember all those who are no longer with us. It would also be a way to establish the necessary national unity in the fight against infectious diseases, which is lacking, especially due to inconsistent and untimely health policy and politicized health care “, he believes.

He said that the Government should call for the remembrance of all victims with its contribution, and to support local self-government units, media, trade unions, employers, political parties and non-governmental organizations through activities.

It is desirable to include the artistic, cultural and academic community and various creators in nurturing the memory of all Montenegrin victims.

“I call on citizens, regardless of their personal characteristics, to express their memory of the deceased and solidarity with them in the communities in which they live, by standing, walking, displaying photographs of the deceased, lighting candles, praying, studying or in any other appropriate way.” to their families and the health authorities call for more responsible and quality action “, stated Zeković in his statement.

He believes that the collective memory of coronavirus victims should be supported by all religious communities operating in Montenegro through their activities.

“I proposed that the President of Montenegro, the Government of Montenegro and the Parliament of Montenegro jointly consider the initiative to erect a permanent monument to all victims of coronavirus in Montenegro in the Capital or the Capital of Montenegro,” said the human rights activist.

Zekovic is of the opinion that the establishment and existence of the memory of the victims of the disease through various civic and commemorative activities can help strengthen political, social and civic responsibility for human health.