CHATTOGRAM, March 26, 2021 (BSS) – The golden jubilee of Independence and
National Day-2021 was celebrated in the port city as elsewhere in the
district with a call for building a ‘Sonar Bangla’ as dreamt by Father of the
Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Local administration, different political parties and its associated
bodies, educational institutions, professional and trade bodies and
sociocultural organisations observed the day through daylong programmes and
maintaining health rules.
The district administration chalked out elaborate programmes to observe the
day amidst much enthusiasm and festivity in the district and renewed pledges
to move the country forward side by side upholding the spirit of the
The day’s programmes began through heralding 31-gun salute on the premises
of the court building at 12.01 am followed by playing of whistles
simultaneously from steamers and vessels of the port.
The programmes included placing of wreaths at Shaheed Minar, hoisting
national flag atop all of the government, semi-government, private and public
buildings, educational and other institutions and organisations, holding
discussion meetings, lighting of candle in memory of the martyred freedom
fighters, playing of recorded historic speech of Father of the Nation
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the March 7, 1971, bringing out
processions and holding cultural functions, march pasts and physical displays
and reception to freedom fighters.
Chattogram Mayor M Rezaul Karim Chowdhury first placed wreath at Shaheed
Minar in the city.
Chattogram Awami League (AL) led by its General Secretary AJM Nasir Uddin,
Divisional Commissioner of Chattogram ABM Azad, Chattogram Metropolitan
Police (CMP) Commissioner Tanvir Saleh, Deputy Inspector General (DIG)
Chattogram range Anwar Hossain, Deputy Commissioner of Chattogram Mohammad
Mominur Rahmann, Superintendent of District Police, Chattogram district
Muktijoddah Sangsad Commander Shahab Uddin, Chairman of Chattogram
Development Authority (CDA) Jahirul Alam Dobas, former minister Engineer
Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, acting President of Chattogram North district MA
Salam, Chattogram Press Club, Chattogram Union of Journalists and different
socio-cultural organisations also placed wreaths at the Shaheed Minar.
Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Chattogram University (CU) Professor Shirin Akhter
along with teachers, officers and employees of the CU also placed wreaths at
CU central Shaheed Minar this morning.
On the occasion, special prayers were offered at mosques, temples, churches
and other places of worship seeking peace and progress of the country.
A film on the Liberation War was screened. Besides, a reception was
accorded to the freedom fighters and family members of the martyred freedom
fighters at MA Aziz stadium in the city.
A combined march past by police, Ansar, VDP personnel, Fire Service, BNCC,
Girls Guide, Scouts and children and juveniles from different educational
institutions was held at the MA Aziz Stadium in the city maintaining health
Divisional Commissioner ABM Azad inaugurated the march past through
hoisting the national flag at the stadium and took salute.