A nine-day Victory Day Fair-2016 began at 'Proyas' Entertainment Park in Nisbetganj area from Thursday to present unprecedented heroism of the Bengali nation and history of the War of Liberation before younger generations.
Rangpur Cantonment authority has been organising the fair at Nisbetganj where about 600 heroic Bengalese embraced martyrdom while gheraoing the cantonment in a bid to capture the same on Mach 28 in 1971.
Mayor of Rangpur Alhaj Sarfuddin Ahmed Jhantu formally inaugurated the fair by cutting ribbon at a colourful ceremony at 'Proyas' Entertainment Park on the Ghaghot riverbank as the chief guest.
Mayor Jhantu along with high military officials also visited different stalls set up in the fair, a press release circulated here by Rangpur City Corporation said.
Bangladesh Army, district administration, Bangladesh Border Guard, Bangladesh Police and Ansar-VDP have set up stalls in the fair that will remain open from 10 am to 4 pm daily for the common people till December 16 next.
The stalls have been displaying the anti-British movements, history of struggles for independence and War of Libertarian from 1948 to 1971 and national uplift achieved since the post independence period through pictorial and documentary presentations.
Various attractive sport and entertainment facilities for the children as well as people of all ages have been made available in the fair.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)