Netrakona liberation day was observed in Netrakona town on Friday recalling the front-battle between Pakistani occupation forces and the freedom fighters which ended with hoisting of national flag of newly independent Bangladesh by the freedom fighters atop all the public and private buildings in the town on December 9, 1971.
The people of Netrakona were liberated and their soil was freed from the occupation of Pakistani military forces on this day following the "landslide victory" of freedom fighters in the face-to-face war that took place at Muktarpara bridge area in the Netrakona town.
Netrakona district administration and different socio-cultural, political and professional organisations, including district Awami league and district Muktijoddha Sangsad took various programmes to mark the day.
The programmes included placing of floral wreaths on the memorial monuments of martyred freedom fighters at district collectorate office there, bringing out of colorful rally and holding of discussion meeting and cultural function.
The day's programme formally started with placing of floral wreaths at the freedom fighters memorial monument on the Netrakona district collectorate office premises by State Minister for Social Welfare and valiant freedom fighter Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru.
Then Deputy Commissioner of Netrakona Anjana Khan Mojlish, public representatives, political leaders, freedom fighters and people from all walks of life placed wreaths at the monument.
As part of the programme, a discussion meeting on "Netrakona liberation day" was also held at local public hall there. Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru addressed the meeting as the chief guest with Deputy Commissioner of Netrakona in the chair. The meeting was also addressed, among others, by Chairman of Netrakona Zila Parishad Asit Kumar Sarker Sazal, Mayor of Netrakona Municipality Nazrul Islam Khan, President of Awami League (AL) Netrakona district unit Advocate Amirul Islam and its General Secretary Advocate Shamsur Rahman Liton and former commander of district Muktijoddha Sangsad Nurul Amin.