London, Wednesday, 17 December 2018
The nation yesterday celebrated the 48th Victory Day, marking the most precious moment when the country was liberated from the Pakistani occupation forces after a nine-month-long bloodstained War of Liberation, with a vow to transform the country into developed one. President Md. Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid rich tributes to the martyrs of the Liberation War by placing wreaths at the National Mausoleum at Savar at dawn.
President Md. Abdul Hamid and his wife Rashida Khanam yesterday afternoon hosted a reception at Bangabhaban marking the Victory Day. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joined the reception. Several thousand of guests gathered on the green lawn of the Bangabhaban on the occasion. The President along with his wife and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina exchanged greetings with the guests.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid rich tributes to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of the Victory Day. The Premier paid homage by placing a wreath at the portrait of the Father of the Nation in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in Dhaka yesterday.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has released a commemorative postage stamp, a first-day cover and a data card, marking the Victory Day. The Premier released the stamp, the first-day cover of Taka 10 and the data card of Taka 5 at her official residence Ganabhaban in Dhaka yesterday.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has greeted all Freedom Fighters of the country on the occasion of the Victory Day. The Premier sent flowers, fruits and sweetmeats to the war-wounded freedom fighters at the Martyred and War-wounded Freedom Fighters’ Rehabilitation Centre at Mohammadpur in the capital yesterday as a mark of her good wishes for them. The Freedom Fighters thanked and expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister for remembering them on every national day and festival.
Victory Day was also celebrated in Bangladesh Missions abroad. Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi celebrated the day gratefully recalling the support India had extended to the Liberation War and the supreme sacrifices made by the Indian soldiers.
India will send observers to monitor the upcoming general elections of Bangladesh. The Indian Election Commission took the decision following a meeting held between the India’s Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali on Wednesday. A team comprising 3-4 observers from the Indian Election Commission will reach Dhaka to monitor the polls.
Information Secretary Abdul Malek joined the 80th founding day function of the Bangladesh Betar in Dhaka yesterday. Addressing the ceremony as chief guest, the Information Secretary called for strengthening the role of Betar in building up prosperous Bangladesh as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.