Independence and National Day celebrated in Rangpur

The Independence and National Day-2023 was

celebrated here today with colorful programs turning Rangpur into a city of

festivity, cheerfulness and jubilation.

Hundreds of joyous people participated in the celebrations with a fresh

pledge to realise the dream of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh

Mujibur Rahman by building a smart Bangladesh by 2041 as envisioned by his

able daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

The district administration, Rangpur City Corporation (RpCC), Awami League

and its associate bodies, educational institutions, sociocultural and

professional organisations took colorful programs to celebrate the auspicious

national occasion.

The celebrations began with heralding 31-gun salutes at 'Swadhinota

Smritistambha Arjan' in Modern Mour area of the city at zero hours.

With the sunrise, the national flag was hoisted atop all government, semi-

government, private and public buildings, educational institutions and other


Floral wreaths were placed at 'Swadhinota Smritistambha Arjan', Bangabandhu's

mural and 'Shaheed Muktijoddha Smritistambha' paying rich tribute to the

martyred best sons and daughters of the soil.

Divisional Commissioner Md. Sabirul Islam, Mayor of Rangpur Md. Mostafizar

Rahman Mostafa, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) for Rangpur Range Police Mohd

Abdul Alim Mahmud, Rangpur Metropolitan Police (RpMP) Commissioner Nure Alam

Mina, Deputy Commissioner Dr. Chitralekha Nazneen, Superintendent of Police

(SP) Md. Ferdous Ali Chowdhury, District Council Chairman heroic freedom

fighter Mosaddek Hossain Bablu first placed wreaths at these places.

Later, Convener of district Awami League Chhayadat Hossain Bakul with its

Joint Conveners Advocate Md. Anwarul Islam and Professor Mazed Ali Babul,

Convener of city Awami League Dr. Md. Dewar Hossain and Joint Convener Md.

Abdul Kashem, senior leaders of Awami League and its associate bodies placed


Leaders of other political parties, heroic freedom fighters, heads of

government departments and educational institutions, business bodies, civil

society members, professionals and commoners placed wreaths at these places.

The Divisional Commissioner with high officials hoisted the national flag

amid rendering of the National Anthem at Sheikh Russel Stadium, Rangpur.

He saluted the march-past of police, Ansar and VDP, BNCC, fire service and

civil defence personnel, jail guards, scouts, girls in scouts, students and

children and witnessed colorful displays there.

The programmes also included drawing competitions for children on the War of

Liberation, charity football matches, different sports competitions,

screening of films on the War of Liberation at cinema halls without tickets

and cultural functions.

The main streets and roadside islands were decorated with the national flag,

posters and miniatures and the government, semi-government and private

buildings were illuminated in the city.

Heroic freedom fighters, family members and relatives of martyred freedom

fighters were accorded receptions at the District Shilpakala Academy


Special prayers and munajats were offered at mosques, temples, pagodas,

churches and other places of worship seeking eternal peace for departed souls

of martyred freedom fighters and continuous peace, progress and development

of the nation.

Improved diets were served to the inmates of all hospitals, jails, Shishu

Paribars, rehabilitation centers of street children, welfare centers for

disabled people, vagabond centers and child day care centers.

The district administration arranged the main discussion followed by prize

distribution at the District Shilpokola Academy auditorium.

The Divisional Commissioner addressed the discussion and distributed prizes

as the chief guest with the Deputy Commissioner in the chair.

The DIG, RpMP Commissioner, SP, heroic freedom fighters, senior leaders of

the district and city units of Awami League and civil society members spoke.

The district and city units of Awami League and its associate bodies,

different political parties and organisations and educational institutions

celebrated the day.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha