Independence Day celebrated in Khulna

Different organisations, including Khulna

District Administration, here today celebrated the 53rd Independence and

National Day pledging to establish a non-communal prosperous and developed

Bangladesh with the spirit of Liberation War.

Khulna District administration took elaborate programmes marking the day.

The Independence Day has begun with heralding of a 31-gun salute at dawn on

the Khulna Metropolitan Police Line premises.

Marking the day, National flags were hoisted atop all public and private

buildings at dawn and floral wreaths were placed by the people of all walks

of life at the Gallyamary Martyrdom Memorial here.

Khulna City and District Muktijoddha (Freedom Fighters) Command Council,

State Minister for Labour and Employment Begum Monnujan Sufian, Khulna City

Corporation Mayor (KCC) Talukder Abdul Khaleque, Khulna Divisional

Commissioner, Khulna Police Commissioner, Khulna Range DIG of Police, Khulna

District Administration, Zila Parishad, City and district units of Awami

League, educational institutions and socio-cultural organisations placed

wreaths at the memorial at dawn.

Khulna Divisional Commissioner Zillur Rahman Chowdhury hoisted national flag

at Khulna district stadium. A colourful parade was held by the different

government organisations including Freedom Fighters, Police, Anser, VDP,

BNCC, Fire Service and Civil Defense, Bangladesh Scout, Rover Scout and Girls


Later, children gathering, prize distribution and cultural function were held

on the occasion.

Different educational institutions including Khulna University (KU), Khulna

University and Engineering Technology (KUET) organised various programmes

marking the Independence Day.

Liberation War based documentaries and movies were screened at different

cinema halls and open places while rare photography and books based on

Liberation War were exhibited at Umesh Chandra Public Library.

Special prayers were offered at mosques, temples, churches and other

religious institutions seeking divine blessings for peace and progress of the


Improved diet has been served at all hospitals, orphanage centers and jail to

mark the day.

Marking the day, a discussion meeting on life sketch of Bangabandhu and

reception programme for Freedom Fighters and members of Shaheed Families

during the Liberation War was held at the Shilpakala Academy.

State-run Khulna Betar broadcasted special programmes while the

localnewspapers brought out special supplements on the occasion.

Khulna Divisional Information Office screened a documentary film show on the

life of Bangabandhu and the Liberation War at city's Shaheed Hadis Park and

city's important places. Divisional Museum and Genocide Museum were open for

all from dawn to dusk today.

A naval ship was open for all until evening at BIWTA Rocket Ghat at the bank

of the river Bhairab.

Meanwhile, Khulna City and District Awami League organised different

programmes marking the Independence Day. The programmes include hoisting of

national flag atop of party office, placed wreath at the Gallyamari monument,

discussion meeting and doa mahfil at the party office.

City Awami League President Talukder Abdul Khaleque presided over the

discussion while State Minister for Labour and Emploment Begum Monnujan

Sufian addressed it as the chief guest.

Besides, District unit Awami League also organised a discussion meeting with

its President Sheikh Harun-ur-Rashid in the chair.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha