Victory Day being celebrated in Rajshahi

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RAJSHAHI, Dec 16, 2017 (BSS) – The auspicious Victory Day-2017 is being celebrated in the divisional city as well as different parts of the district today (Saturday) with a renewed vow for building Bangladesh as a happy, prosperous and non-communal country with spirit of the Great War of Liberation.

Divisional and district administrations, Rajshahi City Corporation, scores of political, socio-cultural, voluntary, professional bodies and trade organisations placed wreaths at different Shaheed minars including Bhuban Mohan Park, Rajshahi College, Talaimari, Rajshahi University, Police Line and Collectorate Building.

City and district units of Bangladesh Awami League are celebrating the day through various programmes like victory rally, placing of wreaths, discussion meeting and other cultural functions.

The programmes of the day heralded with 31gun- salute at dawn on the local Police Line Parade Ground.

Mayor of Rajshahi City Corporation Musaddeque Hossain Bulbul placed wreaths at Bhuban Mohan Park first followed by scores other including leaders of different political parties.

In the early morning, streams of people irrespective of age and sex thronged the city streets leading to the Shaheed Minars.

The programmes also included hoisting of the national flag atop all public and private buildings, illumination and decoration of road islands, roadsides, educational institutions and buildings with national flag and coloured miniature posters and banners.

District administration organized colorful march-past at district stadium with participation of police, Ansar-VDP, fire service, BNCC, boys scout, girl guides, school, college and madrasa students and members of different orphanages, safe home and cultural organizations.

Divisional Commissioner Nur-Ur-Rahman, DIG of Police of Rajshahi Range Khurshid Hussain, RMP Commissioner Mahbubor Rahman and Deputy Commissioner Helal Mahmud Sharif hoisted the national flag and took salutes of the march- past.

Documentary films on life and contributions of Bangabandhu, War of Liberation and successes of the present government `Bangladesh Uttroner Mohajatra’ are being screened at different places.

Marking celebration of the day, some 1000 students of Rajshahi College formed a human-map of Bangladesh on the college playground drawing attention of many people. Improved diets were served to inmates of hospitals, jails, shishu paribars, vagabond centres, orphanages and shelter homes for the elderly people.

Various educational institutions including Rajshahi University, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, Rajshahi Medical College, Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank, Barind Multipurpose Development Authority, Bangladesh Silk Development Board and Rajshahi Education Board are celebrating the Victory Day through separate programmes.

Marking the celebration, recreational and amusement parks and other visiting places remained open for the visitors throughout the day.