All set to celebrate Victory Day in Rajshahi

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RAJSHAHI, Dec 15, 2018 (BSS) – All sorts of preparation have been
completed to celebrate Victory Day here tomorrow in a befitting manner and
amid much enthusiasm.

The Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC), district administration and different
organizations have chalked out elaborate programmes to celebrate the day.

The programmes include a 31-gun salute, placing of wreaths at the monument
and Shaheed Minar of the martyred, hoisting of the national flags atop all
public and private buildings, decorating city streets with national flags and
colorful posters, and illumination of all public buildings, roads and road
islands in the evening.

RCC Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton will open the daylong programmes by
placing wreaths at Bhuban Mohan Park Shaheed Minar at zero hour.

The RCC will accord reception to gallantry award winning and all other
valiant freedom fighters at its Green Plaza on Monday afternoon.

A march past along with physical displays by police, Ansar-VDP, fire
service, BNCC, scouts, children and students on the local stadium, victory
rally, screening of documentary films on the War of Liberation, friendly
football match and sports competitions and cultural functions will also be
held to mark the day.

Special prayers will be held at mosques, temples, churches, pagodas and
other places of worship.

Improved diet would be served to inmates of hospitals, jails, orphanages
and vagabond centers in the district on the occasion.

As a part of Victory Day celebration, a grand Bijoy rally was held today.
It started from Smrity Amlan of Bhadra crossing and ended on Shilpakala
Academy premises after parading major thoroughfares in the morning.

A large number of people, including valiant freedom fighters, members of
the civil society and government and non-government officials, joined the
rally.

Marking the celebration, Shishu Academy and Islamic Foundation also
organized art, cultural, hamd, nath and Islamic song competitions for the
children separately today.

Valiant freedom fighters in the city and district were also accorded
reception at a discussion and cultural function held at Shilpakala Academy
auditorium today. Meanwhile, educational institutions including Rajshahi
University (RU), Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET),
Rajshahi Medical University and Rajshahi Medical College (RMC) have also
taken up elaborate programmes to celebrate the Victory Day.

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