The nation is celebrating the 50th Victory Day with elaborate programmes paying deep homage to the martyrs who laid down their lives for the country during the Liberation War.
Bangladesh was born as an independent country on this day in 1971 after the Pakistani occupation forces surrendered following a bloody nine-month war.
Along with the government, different socio-political, educational and cultural institutions and organisations have chalked out a series of programmes to celebrate the day.
Bangladeshis at home and abroad will celebrate the day.
The Liberation War Affairs Ministry cancelled military parade marking the Victory Day this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The day’s programme began with a 31-gun salute. celebrating
This year, the Victory Day will be celebrated through various programmes maintaining health guidelines, said the Liberation War Affairs Ministry on December 7.
Tributes were paid to the martyrs of the Liberation War by placing wreaths at the National Mausoleum in Savar on behalf of President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with the rise of the sun.
The national flag has been hoisted atop government, semi-government, autonomous and private offices across the country.
The day is a public holiday. National dailies will bring out special supplements on the occasion.
State-owned and private television channels and radios will broadcast month-long special programmes highlighting the significance of the Liberation War.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on the occasion. celebrating
In his message, President Hamid sought the cooperation and positive change of attitude to take the trend of development forward.
“The cooperation and positive change of attitude of all is needed to take this trend of development forward. Only then will the country become the golden Bengal of Bangabandhu’s dream,” President said in a congratulatory speech on the occasion of Victory Day on December 16.