Bangladesh on the eve of the golden jubilee of victory. So this year the great Victory Day is being celebrated in a very different atmosphere in the divisional city Rajshahi.
The people of Rajshahi are remembering the sun children of the nation with due dignity. The 50th anniversary of the victory is being celebrated in Rajshahi with great enthusiasm. In the early hours of the Great Victory Day, 50 artillery shells were fired at the Rajshahi Police Lines.
Just as the people of Rajshahi rejoiced in the victory in the colorful day-long event, they are also remembering the martyrs of the great liberation war of 1971 with humble respect.
On the first morning of Victory Day, people flocked to every Shaheed Minar in Rajshahi. Leaders and activists of freedom fighters, political parties, cultural, social and professional organizations laid wreaths at Bhubanmohan Park Shaheed Minar and Rajshahi College Shaheed Minar in Rajshahi metropolis and paid homage to the martyrs of the liberation war.
Later, senior officials of the divisional and district administration laid wreaths at the Shaheed Minar in front of the Rajshahi Deputy Commissioner’s office from 6:30 am. First of all, Rajshahi Divisional Commissioner paid homage. Md. Humayun Kabir. Then Rajshahi Deputy Commissioner (DC) said. Abdul Jalil, Deputy Inspector General of Police Rajshahi Range (DIG) Abdul Baten, Rajshahi Metropolitan Police (RMP) Commissioner. Abu Kalam Siddique, District Superintendent of Police (SP) ABM Masud Hossain paid homage to the martyrs by handing over wreaths.
Also, wreaths were laid by government officials at the Range Reserve Force, Range of Village Defense Force and District Ansar, Forest Department, Barind Multipurpose Development Authority, District Civil Surgeon’s Office and Postal Department.
A Victory Day parade was organized at the Liberation War Memorial Stadium in Rajshahi at 9 am. At the stadium, the Divisional Commissioner formally received the salute by hoisting the National Flag and a colorful parade. At the Rajshahi Deputy Commissioner (DC) said. Abdul Jalil, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Rajshahi Range of Police Abdul Baten, Commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police (RMP) Md. Abu Kalam Siddique, District Superintendent of Police (SP) ABM Masud Hossain were present.
A discussion meeting and reception of the freedom fighters was held at Rajshahi Shilpakala Academy at 11 am on the theme ‘Building the Golden Bengal of the Father of the Nation’s Dream’. A women’s sports competition was held at Riverview Collectorate School ground at 11:30 am.
The swearing in ceremony was held by the Prime Minister through a video conference on the occasion of Mujibvarsha and the golden jubilee of independence at the Muktijuddha Smriti Stadium at 4 pm. A friendly football match between Rajshahi City Corporation vs District Sports Association and Vijay Concert was held at the same place at 4.30 pm and 5 pm respectively.
On this day a cultural performance including drawing, composition and recitation competition for children is being held at Rajshahi Shishu Academy. All the educational institutions have organized various programs on liberation war including live and online essay competition.
On the occasion of Victory Day, Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, Rajshahi Central Jail, Government Children’s Home, Shishu Academy, Old Age Home, Chhota Moni Nibas, School for the Blind, Dumb and Deaf, Safe Home, SOS, Shishupalli, Shishu Bikash Kendra, Private Orphanage. Served food.
Special prayers and supplications have been offered in all mosques and temples, churches, pagodas and other places of worship except Johar for the forgiveness of the departed souls of the martyred freedom fighters, health of the war wounded freedom fighters and peace, prosperity and progress of the country and nation.
Meanwhile, various government and non-government organizations in Rajshahi have been illuminated on the occasion of the Great Victory Day. Documentaries on the liberation war are being displayed at various corners.
On Victory Day, the city’s main thoroughfares, road islands and various installations have been decorated with various flags, including the national flag. On this day, the park and museum are open for children to visit without tickets.