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Nation celebrates 45th Victory Day today

December 16th, 2015 | by admin
Nation celebrates 45th Victory Day today

The 45th Victory Day is being observed today, Wednesday, in the country with due solemnity and rich tributes paid to the martyrs of the Liberation War of 1971.

The day commenced with a 31-gun salute followed by rich tributes of president Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina at National Memorial at Savar in the early hours.

On this day in 1971, the chief of the Pakistani occupation forces, Gen AAK Niazi, along with his 93,000 Pakistani troops, surrendered at Ramna Racecourse, now Suhrawardy Udyan, in Dhaka following their miserable defeat to the joint forces of Mukti Bahini and Mitra Bahini.

In one of the heinous acts of genocide in human history, the Pakistan army and their local collaborators had launched a barbarous crackdown on 25 March 1971 in the erstwhile East Pakistan at midnight past, killing innocent and unarmed people.

The nation, under the leadership of founding father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, finally clinched independence on 16 December after the nine-month Liberation War.

The day is a public holiday.

Various political parties, socio-cultural organisations and educational institutions have chalked out elaborate programmes on the occasion.

The national flag will be hoisted atop all government and private buildings, while the government and semi-government buildings and other public places will be illuminated and roads and islands be decorated with flags and festoons in all cities of the country to mark the day.

Special prayers will be offered in mosques, temples, churches, pagodas and other places of worship seeking divine blessings for the peace and progress of the country.

A colourful parade will be held at the National Parade Square at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar at 10:30am. President Abdul Hamid will take salute and inspect the parade as the chief guest.
The president will accord a reception to freedom fighters at Bangabhaban at 3:45 pm.

Source – Prothom Alo

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