Independence Day celebrated in Netrakona

The 53rd Independence Day was observed here today with much enthusiasm and a renewed pledge to build up the country as "Sonar Bangla" as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

To mark the day, district administration, different socio-cultural organizations and political parties, including Awami League, professional groups and educational institutions, took elaborate programs.

The day's program began with heralding of 31 gun salutes on

district collectorate office premises in the early hours on the day.

As part of the programs, the national flag was hoisted atop all public

and private buildings in the district during sun-rising period.

In the morning, deputy commissioner Anjana Khan Mojlish at first formally placed floral wreaths at the memorial monument of martyred freedom fighters on district collectorate office premises.

Then, Chairman of Netrakona zila parishad Asit Kumar Sarker Sazal, police super Foyaz Ahmed, mayor of Netrakona municipality Nazrul Islam Khan, chairman of Netrakona sader upazila Ataur Rahman Khan Manik, president of Netrakona district Awami League Advocate Amirul Islam and public representatives, political leaders, civil society members and people from all walks of life placed wreaths there.

A colourful combined parade of police, Ansar, BNCC, boy scouts, girl guides and children of different juvenile clubs and educational institutions was held at the local stadium in the morning.

Deputy Commissioner Anjana Khan Mojlish took salute at the


A reception was accorded to the local freedom fighters and family members of the martyred freedom fighters by the district administration at the local public hall here.

Improved diets were served to the inmates of hospitals, jails and

orphanage children's family centers in the district.

A special prayer was held at Netrakona central Jam-e-Mosque after Johr

prayers seeking blessings of Almighty Allah for progress and prosperity of the nation.

Special prayers were also held at other mosques, temples, churches and other places of worships seeking divine blessings for progress and prosperity of the nation.

Netrakona district information office arranged screening of documentary film show based on "liberation war" at local Muktarpara ground.

A discussion meeting on "The historic leadership of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and country's development" was held at local public hall here.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha