Capital wears festive look for celebrating graduation from LDC


DHAKA, March 22, 2018 (BSS) – The capital city wore a festive look this afternoon as people in hundreds were marching in colourful processions towards the Bangabandhu National Stadium to participate in the grand celebration of the country’s eligibility to graduate to a developing state from the Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

Artistes, players, eminent personalities and dignitaries joined the processions with colorful banners and festoons in their hands while groups of musicians in their traditional attire were playing patriotic songs.

The jubilant processions began simultaneously at around 4pm from a number of designated points of the capital. These included Bangla Academy, Shilpakala Academy, Matsha Bhaban, Shishu Academy, Duyel Chattar, Suhrawardy Udyan, Engineering Institute, Dhaka University, Ramna Park, Bangladesh Bank Chattar, Shilpa Bhaban Chattar and Nagar Bhaban.

The processions reached the Bangabandhu National Stadium where a colourful cultural show and laser light display were organised as part of the government’s two-day celebration of the country’s achievement.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina attended the programme and enjoyed the cultural events with a huge gathering of joyous people from all walks of life. Cabinet members, senior government officials and prominent personalities of the country joined the function, among others.

Many areas of the city were decorated with festoons, posters, banners and colourful flags, signifying the government’s various development efforts that brought the country and the nation the glorious day for celebration.

In line with the central programme, the local administrations across the country are also celebrating the country’s eligibility to graduate to a developing country.

Like in the capital, rallies and other programmes are being organised across the country, which will continue till March 28.

During the week-long celebration, different ministries will display the government’s achievements in different sectors.

The local administration will also organise photo exhibitions, art competitions, cultural shows, sport events and video shows on development activities.