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Commemorative symbols of liberation war to be preserved: Mozammel

RANGPUR Liberation War Affairs' Minister AKM Mozammel Haque today said the present government has taken ample steps to preserve various commemorative symbols of the Great War of Liberation across the country.

After increasing honorarium of the freedom fighters, the greatest sons

and daughters of the soil, the present government is introducing identity

cards in recognition of their due honour and providing appropriate benefits,

he said.

The Minister was addressing a grand rally of freedom fighters arranged on

the 'Udgiron Mancha' on the Deputy Commissioner's Office premises in Kurigram

district town this afternoon as the chief guest.

After recitation from the holy books of different religions followed by

rendering of the national anthem, special munajats were offered seeking

divine blessings of departed souls of three million martyred of the War of

Liberation before beginning of the function.

The Minister formally inaugurated newly constructed four Muktijoddha

Complex Buildings of Sadar, Rajarhat, Phulbari and Bhurungamari upazilas by

unveiling plaques amid mammoth applause of the freedom fighters.

The Local Government and Engineering Department (LGED) completed

construction of the four upazila level Muktijoddha Complex Buildings at a

cost of Taka 9.10 crore during the 2018 2019 FY in Kurigram district.

In presence of over 1,000 freedom fighters from all nine upazilas of

Kurigram district, the Minister also unveiled cover of the Memorial on the

War of Liberation on the occasion with Deputy Commissioner of the district

Sultana Pervin in the chair.

He also visited the War of Liberation Affairs 'Uttarbanga Jadughar', built

by personal initiative of Public Prosecutor of Kurigram Advocate Abraham

Lincon at his house in the district town.

The Minister said after the introduction of the identity cards, special

facilities will be reserved for the freedom fighters in the government

institutions across the country.

President of Kurigram district Awami League (AL), former AL lawmaker and

District Council Chairman Md. Jafar Ali, immediate past district AL President

freedom fighter Aminul Islam Manju Mandal, former District Muktijoddha

Commander Sirajul Islam Tuku, freedom fighters Shawkat Ali Sarker Bir Bikram,

Harun Ar Rashid Lal and Abdul Baten, Police Super Mohammad Muhibul Islam

Khan, were present.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)