Khulna district administration has taken programmes to celebrate the Victory Day-2019 here on December 16 marking the most precious day when the country was liberated from the clutches of Pakistani occupation forces after a nine-month long bloody War, reports BSS.
To observe the day, elaborate programmes have been chalked at a meeting held recently in the conference room of deputy commissioner with DC Md Helal Hossain in the chair.
Officials, educationists, journalists, political and cultural activists of the city attended the meeting.
The programmes include – placing of wreaths on the monument of Shaheed martyrs of Gallyamari just after sunrise on December 16.
The day will be heralded by a 31-gun salute at dawn at the Khulna Police Line in Boyra area in the city.
Khulna Divisional Commissioner Dr. Muhammad Anwar Hossain Hawlader will hoist the national flag at Khulna Zila Stadium 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 the Zila Stadium.
Khulna Shishu Academy will organize art and painting competitions for children on the occasion. Sports competition for women will be held at Pioneer Secondary Girls School while rare pictures display on Liberation War and books display will be held at Umesh Chandra Public Library.
A discussion meeting on “Universal use of digital technology aiming for building happy and prosperous Bangladesh” will be held at 6pm at Shaheed Hadis Park followed by a cultural programme.
A reception programme for the freedom fighters and children of Shaheed freedom fighters will be held at the conference room ofthe deputy commissioner around 11.30am.
The programmes 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.
Special prayers will be offered seeking eternal peace of the departed souls of Liberation War martyrs 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.
Khulna city and district unit Awami League also chalked out different programmes to observe the victory day.
Khulna University, Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET), Khulna Press Club, Khulna Swadhinata Sangbadik Forum, Khulna Union of Journalists (KUJ), 1971: Genocide and Tortured Archive Museum and different socio-cultural and political parties will observe the victory day in a befitting manner.