Rangpur in festive mood to celebrate Victory Day

RANGPUR, The city of Rangpur has worn a festive look as the people will celebrate the Victory Day2018 tomorrow amid huge enthusiasm and fanfare paying rich tributes to the martyred sons and daughters of the soil.

Officials in the district administration today said the law enforcement

agencies have taken adequate security measures to ensure peaceful

celebrations of the Victory Day in the city as well as at all upazila

headquarters in the district.

The district administration, Rangpur City Corporation, freedom fighters,

Awami League and other political parties, all educational institutions,

sociocultural, professional and business organisations have taken elaborate

daylong programmes to celebrate the event.

The observance will begin with a 31gun salute on Police Lines Ground,

placing wreaths at the Independence Memorial 'Arjan' and hoisting of the

national flag atop all government, semigovernment and private buildings at

sunrise on Sunday.

City Mayor Mostafizar Rahman Mostafa, Divisional Commissioner Muhammad

Joynul Bari, Deputy Inspector General for Rangpur Range Devdas Bhattacharya,

Deputy Commissioner Enamul Habib, Police Super Mizanur Rahman and high

officials will first place wreaths.

Later, leaders of different political parties, freedom fighters, heads of

educational institutions, activists of sociocultural, professional, business,

human rights and other organisations, NGOs and common people will place

wreaths there.

Meanwhile, main islands of roads, roadsides and various buildings have

already been illuminated and decorated with national flag, coloured miniature

posters and banners creating a festive atmosphere in the divisional city.

The daylong programmes include bringing out of a colourful Victory Day

minimarathon with participation of thousands of people from Begum Rokeya

University to Rangpur Zila School in the city at 7 am.

The divisional commissioner will hoist the national flag and take salute

at marchpasts and displays by freedom fighters, police, AnsarVDP, BNCC,

fire service and civil defense personnel, students, children, jail guards,

scouts, rover scouts and girl guides at Rangpur Stadium.

The district information Office will screen documentary films on the War

of Liberation and Victory Day in cinema halls and open places of the city

across the district.

Special prayers will be offered seeking divine peace for departed souls of

martyred of the War of Liberation and martyred intellectuals, progress and

welfare of the nation and its people at all mosques and other places of


Improved diets will be served to inmates of hospitals, jail, shelters of

older citizens, daycare and child centres, orphanages, Government Shishu

Paribars and vagabond centres.

Freedom fighters and relatives of martyred freedom fighters will be

accorded receptions at Town Hall while the main discussion will be held on

the Central Shaheed Minar premises in the evening.

Drawing competitions for children on the War of Liberation, charity

shooting competitions for males and females, special discussions and sports

competitions for women, charity football match and Kabadi competition, essay

competitions and discussions for students, cultural functions and prize

giving ceremony will be organised.

The divisional commissioner will address the main discussion and

distribute prizes among winners of different competitions as the chief guest

with the deputy commissioner in the chair.

A colourful cultural evening will be arranged on the Central Shaheed Minar

premises to end the daylong celebrations at night.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)