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Nation celebrates Victory Day today

Update : 16 Dec 2022, 11:31

Bangladesh celebrates Victory Day today, remembering the valiant freedom fighters who fought and made the supreme sacrifice to free the country from the Pakistani occupation forces.

People from all walks of life will pay deep respects to the brave sons of the soil who made sacrifices to liberate the country from the clutches of the Pakistan.

The programmes marking the 'Victory Day' include a 31-gun salute, placing of wreaths at the monuments to pay homage to martyrs, hoisting of the national flags atop all government, semi-government and private offices as well as offices of autonomous bodies across the country.

On December 16 in 1971, the Pakistan occupation forces surrendered to the Bangladesh-India allied forces at historic Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka after a nine-month bloody war of independence. Bangladesh was born as an independent country under the leadership of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the cost of supreme sacrifice of three million people and the honour of nearly half a million women.

The day is a public holiday.

Newspapers publish special supplements while radios and televisions will air special programmes, highlighting the significance of the day.

Special prayers will be offered at mosques, temples, churches, pagodas and other places of worship, seeking divine blessings for peace and progress of the country.

Improved diet will be served in jails, hospitals, orphanages and vagrant homes across the country.

The main thoroughfares and road islands in the capital have been decorated with miniature national flags. Besides, important government buildings have also been illuminated.

 

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