The local people celebrated the 45th Domar Freedom Day today in Domar, a frontier upazila town in Nilphamari district,with huge enthusiasm, festivity and jubilation.
On this day in 1971, the triumphant freedom fighters along with the allied forces valiantly freed Domar from the Pakistani occupation forces, entered there and hoisted the national flag in presence of thousands of independence-seeing Bengalese.
Domar upazila unit of Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad (BMS) in
association with local Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangshad Santan Command (BMSSC) unit and upazila Awami League (AL) chalked out daylong programmes to celebrate the day.
The programmes included victory procession, reception to the freedom fighters, family members of martyred freedom fighters and cultural function. milad mahfil and special munajat seeking divine blessing for departed soul of martyred freedom fighters.
Hundreds of people including government officials and employees, freedom fighters and their heirs, students and teachers, youths, leaders of AL and its associate bodies, socio-cultural activists and common people participated in the programmes.
Domar Upazila Chairman Abdul Razzaque Basunia attended the discussion held at Shaheed Dhiraj-Mizan Smriti Pathagar auditorium as the chief guest with Domar upazila unit Commander of BMS Md Nurunnabi in the chair.
Nilphamari District Muktijoddha Commander Fazlul Haque, Domar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Sabiha Sultana, Mayor of Domar Mansurul Islam, President of Domar upazila AL Khairul Alam and freedom fighters, addressed, among others.
The speakers recalled Domar victory on this day in 1971 when the freedom fighters along with allied forces valiantly defeated the Pakistani occupation forces to free Domar and its adjoining areas.
The chief guest called upon the common people irrespective of caste, creed and religion to remain united like that in 1971 in building a peaceful society free from militancy and terrorism.
Md Nurunnabi stressed on informing young generations about true national history and War of Liberation to bring up them with patriotic zeal in building an exploitation free 'Sonar Bangla' as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)