Kurigram Freedom Day celebrated with jubilation

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RANGPUR, Dec 07, 2019 (BSS) – The people from all walks of life
celebrated the Kurigram Freedom Day-2019 with day-long colourful programs
with huge turning the district town euphoric on Friday.

The Kurigram district unit of Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad BMS jointly
with Sommilito Sangskritik Jyote (SSJ) and different socio-cultural,
professional and political organisations chalked out programs marking the
day.

The celebration began with placing of wreaths at the Central Shaheed
Minar to pay rich tribute to martyrs of the War of Liberation, bringing out
of victory rally, discussion and distribution of crests among freedom
fighters and different organisations.

Acting Deputy Commissioner of Kurigram Zilufa Yasmin presided over the
discussion held at the altar of the Victory Monument of Independence in the
district town.

Former Kurigram district unit Commander of BMS Sirajul Islam Tuku,
freedom fighters Abdul Hye Bir Pratik, Harun-Ar-Rashid Lal, Aminul Islam
Manju Mondal, BASOD leader Monabbar Hossain Mintu, General Secretary of
Ghatok Dalal Nirmul Committee Dula Bose, General Secretary of Kurigram Mohila
Parisahd Pratima Roy Chowdhury, Community Party leader Subrata Roy and
Convener of SSJ Shyamol Bhowmick, addressed.

Freedom fighters Aminul Islam Manju Mondal and Sirajul Islam Tuku, Kurigram
Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police and Kurigram unit of SSJ
were honoured with crests for their special contribution to the War of
Liberation.

The speakers said the triumphant freedom fighters, led by Company
Commander Abdul Hye, Bir Pratik, of Sub-sector No 1 under Sector-6, bravely
liberated Kurigram town by defeating and driving away the Pakistani
occupation forces on December 6, 1971.

Sirajul Islam Tuku said the freedom fighters started conducting
ceaseless attacks on the Pakistani forces in Kurigram town from all sides
from December 1 to December destroying their moral courage.

“The occupation forces had to suffer casualties in those battles with
the freedom fighters round the clock, especially on December 4 and December
5, making the victory evident,” Tuku added.

Harun-Ar-Rashid Lal said Pakistani forces started leaving Kurigram town
by train since December 6 in the morning with firing in the air after failing
to sustain the repeated fierce attacks of the freedom fighters.

Thousands of emancipated people gathered on the victory march to welcome
the triumphant freedom fighters who entered Kurigram town under the
leadership of Abdul Hye, Bir Pratik, at 4 pm on December 6.

“Later, thousands of people and freedom fighters, Company Commander
Abdul Hye hoisted the flag of Independent Bangladesh on the overhead water
tank in Kurigram town,” Lal added.