The city corporation and district
administration along with different political, socio-cultural organisations
and educational institutions today celebrated the 53rd Independence and
National Day-2023 in a befitting manner.
The colourful celebrations began with heralding 31-gun salute at police lines
besides hoisting of national flags atop all the public and private buildings
Floral wreaths were placed at different Shaheed Memorial Plaques and
mausoleums in the city with the sunrise.
A programme of hoisting the national flag formally, gathering and march-past
was held at Muktijuddho Smrity Stadium at 8 am. The Divisional Commissioner
hoisted the national flag and witnessed the march-past.
A discussion titled "Historic Leadership of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Country's Development in Golden Jubilee" was held
at Shilpakala Academy auditorium. The valiant freedom fighters were accorded
Rajshahi Divisional Commissioner GSM Zafarullah addressed the meeting as the
chief guest while Deputy Inspector General of Police Abdul Baten,
Commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police Anisur Rahman and Superintendent
of Police Masud Hossain spoke as special guests with Deputy Commissioner
Abdul Jalil in the chair.
Local units of Awami League and its front organisations celebrated the day
through various programmes, including discussion meetings and placing floral
wreaths paying rich tribute to the martyred freedom fighters.
Rajshahi City Corporation celebrated the great day through daylong
Art competition, rendering patriotic songs and poetry recitation were also
held for the school and college students on the occasion.
Improved diets were served to the inmates of hospitals, prison, safe homes
and orphanage centres.
Special prayers were offered at the city's different mosques after Johr
prayers and different other places of worship, seeking divine blessings for
peace and progress of the nation.
Various educational institutions, including Rajshahi University, Rajshahi
University of Engineering and Technology, Rajshahi Medical University,
Rajshahi Medical College, Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank, Barind Multipurpose
Development Authority and Bangladesh Silk Board also celebrated the day
through separate programmes.
Besides, the city's important tourist spots and places like Rajshahi
University Smrity Sangrahashala, Varendra Research Museum, Central Zoo and
Shishu Park remained open for the visitors throughout the day.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha