Victory Day celebration programs taken in Rangpur

RANGPUR The district administration at a

preparatory meeting has chalked out programs to celebrate the Victory Day-

2019 on December 16 next with paying rich tributes to the martyred sons and

daughters of the soil.

Deputy Commissioner Md Asib Ahsan presided over the preparatory meeting

held at his conference room in the city on Monday afternoon.

Leaders of different political parties, heads of government departments

and educational institutions, sociocultural, professional, business, human

rights and other organisations, NGOs, journalists and civil society members

were present.

Acting President of district Awami League (AL) Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed,

District Council Chairman Advocate Chhafia Khanom, Deputy Director (Local

Government) Syed Farhad Hossain, Additional Police Super Abu maruf Hossain,

Organising Secretary of district AL Motahar Hossain Mandal Mowla, its Office

Secretary Tauhidur Rahman Tutul and Publicity Secretary Rosy Rahman, noted

cultural personality Monwar Hossain, among others, addressed.

After elaborate discussions, the meeting finalised the day-long programs

and decided to take adequate security measures for ensuring peaceful

celebrations of Victory Day programs.

The observance will begin with 31-gun salutes at Police Lines Ground,

placing wreaths at the Central Shaheed Minar and independence memorial

'Arjan' and hoisting of national flag atop all government, semi-government

and private buildings with the sunrise.

The programs also include illumination and decoration of the main

islands of roads, roadsides and various buildings with national flags and

colored miniature posters and banners and Victory Day marathon.

Divisional Commissioner KM Tariqul Islam will hoist the national flag

and take salute at march-past and displays by freedom fighters, police,

Ansar-VDP, 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

throughout the month of December on the War of Liberation and Victory Day.

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 at all places of religious worship.

The authorities concerned will serve improved diets to inmates of

hospitals, orphanages, Government Shishu Paribars, jail, vagabond and

children centres.

Freedom fighters and relatives of martyred freedom fighters will be

accorded receptions and the main discussion will be held at the Central

Shaheed Minar premises in the evening marking the Day.

Drawing competitions for children, charity shooting competitions,

special discussions and sports competitions for women, football match, sports

and essay competitions, cultural functions and prize giving ceremony will

also be arranged.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)