The nation is set to celebrate with much enthusiasm and fanfare the month of victory, beginning today. This year the country will be celebrating the 45th Victory Day on December 16.
Forty-five years back, our country was liberated on the 16th of December after around nine months of war of independence and the supreme sacrifice of three million people and the honour of nearly half a million women.
Different socio-political, educational and cultural institutions and organisations have chalked out a series of programmes to celebrate the nation's great victory under the leadership of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The programmes will include placing of wreaths on the portrait of Bangabandhu at the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in capital and organising rallies, discussions, photo exhibition and cultural events.
The month-long festivity will set in motion, with the clock chiming away midnight and the people of all walks of life gathering around the "Eternal Flame" at Suhrawardy Udyan - the historical place where the Pakistan occupation army formally surrendered on December 16 in 1971.
Dhaka University will bring out the Victory Rally at 11 am from Aparajeyo Bangla, which will end at the Independence Square in Suhrawardy Udyan. Dhaka University Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. A A M S Arefin Siddique will led the rally to be participated by students, teachers, officers and employees and their family-members. The university suspended all classes and official activities till mid-day tomorrow on this occasion.
The Committee for the Implementation of the Freedom Fighters' Day announced a month-long programme, which will begin at the Eternal Flame at 9:30 in the morning tomorrow. Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu will be the chief guest at the programme where Major General (Retd) K M Shafiullah will administer an oath, refreshing the commitment of the war of independence.
Besides, many other organisations will organise various programmes across the country to celebrate the month of victory.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)