Victory Day celebrated in Khulna

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KHULNA, Dec 16, 2017 (BSS) – People of Khulna celebrated the 47th Victory Day today (Saturday), paying rich tributes to the three million martyrs for their supreme sacrifice for the country and the numerous women who were tortured, violated and killed during the Liberation War.

On this day in 1971, the Pakistan army surrendered at Rescores Maidan (Suhrawardy Udyan) at 4.31 pm in Dhaka.

To mark the day, different organizations including government, semi- government, autonomous bodies, educational institutions, political parties and professional bodies observed different programmes honouring the national heroes during the Liberation War, waving national flags, singing patriotic songs, and calling out to defeat militant forces and those who are trying to foil the country’s independence and sovereignty while resisting all kinds of communal forces.

Khulna district administration celebrated the Bangalees’ glorious victory over the Pakistani occupation forces, pledging to establish a non-communal prosperous and develop Bangladesh with the spirit of Liberation war.

The programme of the day was placing of wreaths on the monument of Shaheed martyrs of Gallyamari on December 16.

The day was heralded by a 31-gun salute at dawn at the Khulna Police Line Ground.

Khulna divisional commissioner Lokman Hossain Mia hoisted the national flag at Khulna Zila School Ground and took salute from the parade.

Khulna Shishu Academy organized an art and painting competitions for children on the occasion.

A discussion meeting and an honour reception to the freedom fighters was held at the conference room of the deputy commissioner office.

People in all walks of life placed wreaths at the Gallyamary monument on the day. Special prayers were offered at mosques, temples, churches and other religious institutions, seeking divine blessings for peace and progress of the country. Improved diet has been served at all hospitals, orphanage centers and jail to mark the day.

State-run Khulna Betar is broadcasting special programmes while the local newspapers were published special supplements on the occasion.

Khulna BISIC has organized two days handicraft fair at Khulna Public hall today.

A discussion meeting on life and sketch of Bir Shreshtha Ruhul Amin will held at Rupsha Ghat area on December 17.

Khulna city and district unit Awami League celebrated the victory day with befitting manner. The programmes include hoisting of national and party flag, paid tribute at the portrait of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and placed wreath at the Gallyamary martyrdom memorial.

A colourful victory rally was brought out in the city that paraded main streets and ended at the party office followed by a discussion meeting.

Chaired by Khulna City Unit Awami League president Talukder Abdul Khaleque, MP, the meeting was addressed, among others, by Khulna district unit AL President Sheikh Harun-ur-Rashid, city unit general secretary Mizanur Rahman Mizan, MP.

Khulna University (KU), Khulna University and Engineering Technology (KUET), Khulna Press Club, Khulna Union of Journalists (KUJ), 1971: Genocide and Torture Archive Museum and different socio-cultural and political parties celebrated the victory day in befitting manner.