Nation celebrating 50th Victory Day amid pandemic – National –

Published : Wednesday, 16 December, 2020 at 9:43 AM
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The nation is celebrating the 50th Victory Day on Wednesday as the country was liberated from the Pakistani occupation forces on the day 49 years back after a nine-month-long bloodstained War of Liberation.

On December 16 in 1971, Bangladesh was born as an independent country under the leadership of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the cost of supreme sacrifice of three million people and the honour of nearly half a million women.

The day’s programme began with a 31-gun salute.

The national flag has been hoisted atop government, semi-government, autonomous and private offices across the country.

President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid rich tributes to the martyrs of the 1971 Liberation War by placing wreaths at the National Memorial in Savar this morning.

The day is a public holiday and being observed nationwide on a limited
scale due to a fresh surge of coronavirus cases intensified with cold.

Different socio-political, educational and cultural institutions and organisations have chalked out a series of programmes to celebrate the nation’s glorious victory over the Pakistani occupation force.

However, all the programmes this year will be observed following the health guidelines in face of the global pandemic COVID-19.

State-owned and private television channels and radios will broadcast month-long special programmes highlighting the significance of the Liberation War.



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