Victory Day celebrated in Ctg

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CHITTAGONG, Dec 16, 2017 (BSS) – The 47th Victory Day was celebrated in the city as elsewhere in the district today pledging to establish a non-communal and prosperous Bangladesh and reject anti-liberation forces in line with the spirit of Liberation War.

In addition to government programme, different political parties, its front organizations, socio-cultural and professional bodies arranged rallies, discussion meetings, cultural functions and milad mahfils to mark the day and paid homage to those glorious sons for their supreme sacrifices during the Liberation War.

The programmes included placing wreath at Shaheed Minar at one minute past 12, hoisting of national flag atop in all building at dawn, discussion meeting, bringing out processions, cultural functions, March pasts and reception to the Freedom Fighters.

The day’s programme was heralded by 31-gunfire from atop the court hill at 12.01 am which was followed by playing of whistles simultaneously from the rail, steamer and vessels engines.

Immediately after, Awami League led by Mayor of Chittagong City
Corporation and also general secretary of the AL Chittagong city unit A Z M Nasir Uddin, Chittagong zilla Parisad Chairman M A Salam, Chittagong Divisional Commissioner Abdul Mannan, Deputy Inspector General of Police(DIG), Chittagong range, Deputy Commissioner of Chittagong, Shamsul Arefin , Metropolitan Police Commissioner Iqbal Bahar , BNP Chittagong City unit president Dr Shahdat Hossain and hundreds of socio-cultural organizations placed wreaths.

On behalf of Minister of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Nurul Islam B. Sc. and State Minister of Land Saifuzzaman Chowdhury were later to place wreaths at the Shaheed Minar.

Chittagong Press Club and Chittagong Union of Journalist placed wreath at the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in front of Chittagong Press club premises.

Meanwhile, main attraction of the victory and the traditional victory rally postponed this year as the death of Muktijudder Bijoy Mela Parisad Chairman and former Mayor A B M Mohiuddin Chowdhury.

District administration arranged a detailed programme to celebrate the day which included placing wreaths at Shaheed Minar, hoisting national flag atop all government, autonomous, and semi government offices. Doa Mahfil and special prayers at Mosques, Temples, Churches and other places of worships seeking peace, progress of the country, screening Liberation War-based films, reception to family members of the martyrs and injured Freedom Fighters, cultural function, and illuminations of important buildings, roads and road islands.

Marking the day, a march past and physical display was held at M A Aziz Stadium with the participation of police, anser, VDP personnel and also from Fire Service, BNCC, Girls Guides, Scouts and children and juveniles from different educational institutions.

Chittagong Divisional Commissioner Abdul Mannan along with the high
officials of the district and police administration inspected the march-past and took salute. Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) has taken up similar programmes including placing wreath at Shaheed Minar, arranging march-past and reception to the Freedom Fighters.

CCC organized a march past programme at Bakalia city corporation stadium with the participation of the thousand students of its 35 schools. City Mayor A Z M Nasir Uddin inspected the march past and took salute.

Chittagong city, north and south districts units of AL and its different front organizations organized daylong programmes in observance of the day.

Special prayers were offered at mosques, temples, churches, pagodas and other places of worship. Improved diets were served to inmates of hospitals, jails, shishu sadan, vagabond centres, orphanages and shelter homes for the elderly people.

Our CU correspondent said the authority of different educational
institutions including Chittagong University, Chittagong University of
Engineering and Technology and Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU), University of Science and Technology (Chittagong) USTC also celebrated the victory day through elaborate programmes.