26 Mar 2023, 17:31

Independence and National Day celebrated in Rangpur

RANGPUR, March 26, 2023 (BSS) - The Independence and National Day-2023 was 
celebrated here today with colorful programs turning Rangpur into a city of 
festivity, cheerfulness and jubilation. 
Hundreds of joyous people participated in the celebrations with a fresh 
pledge to realise the dream of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh 
Mujibur Rahman by building a smart Bangladesh by 2041 as envisioned by his 
able daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The district administration, Rangpur City Corporation (RpCC), Awami League 
and its associate bodies, educational institutions, sociocultural and 
professional organisations took colorful programs to celebrate the auspicious 
national occasion.
The celebrations began with heralding 31-gun salutes at 'Swadhinota 
Smritistambha Arjan' in Modern Mour area of the city at zero hours.
With the sunrise, the national flag was hoisted atop all government, semi-
government, private and public buildings, educational institutions and other 
Floral wreaths were placed at 'Swadhinota Smritistambha Arjan', Bangabandhu's 
mural and 'Shaheed Muktijoddha Smritistambha' paying rich tribute to the 
martyred best sons and daughters of the soil. 
Divisional Commissioner Md. Sabirul Islam, Mayor of Rangpur Md. Mostafizar 
Rahman Mostafa, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) for Rangpur Range Police Mohd 
Abdul Alim Mahmud, Rangpur Metropolitan Police (RpMP) Commissioner Nure Alam 
Mina, Deputy Commissioner Dr. Chitralekha Nazneen, Superintendent of Police 
(SP) Md. Ferdous Ali Chowdhury, District Council Chairman heroic freedom 
fighter Mosaddek Hossain Bablu first placed wreaths at these places.
Later, Convener of district Awami League Chhayadat Hossain Bakul with its 
Joint Conveners Advocate Md. Anwarul Islam and Professor Mazed Ali Babul, 
Convener of city Awami League Dr. Md. Dewar Hossain and Joint Convener Md. 
Abdul Kashem, senior leaders of Awami League and its associate bodies placed 
Leaders of other political parties, heroic freedom fighters, heads of 
government departments and educational institutions, business bodies, civil 
society members, professionals and commoners placed wreaths at these places. 
The Divisional Commissioner with high officials hoisted the national flag 
amid rendering of the National Anthem at Sheikh Russel Stadium, Rangpur.
He saluted the march-past of police, Ansar and VDP, BNCC, fire service and 
civil defence personnel, jail guards, scouts, girls in scouts, students and 
children and witnessed colorful displays there. 
The programmes also included drawing competitions for children on the War of 
Liberation, charity football matches, different sports competitions, 
screening of films on the War of Liberation at cinema halls without tickets 
and cultural functions.
The main streets and roadside islands were decorated with the national flag, 
posters and miniatures and the government, semi-government and private 
buildings were illuminated in the city. 
Heroic freedom fighters, family members and relatives of martyred freedom 
fighters were accorded receptions at the District Shilpakala Academy 
Special prayers and munajats were offered at mosques, temples, pagodas, 
churches and other places of worship seeking eternal peace for departed souls 
of martyred freedom fighters and continuous peace, progress and development 
of the nation.
Improved diets were served to the inmates of all hospitals, jails, Shishu 
Paribars, rehabilitation centers of street children, welfare centers for 
disabled people, vagabond centers and child day care centers. 
The district administration arranged the main discussion followed by prize 
distribution at the District Shilpokola Academy auditorium.
The Divisional Commissioner addressed the discussion and distributed prizes 
as the chief guest with the Deputy Commissioner in the chair.
The DIG, RpMP Commissioner, SP, heroic freedom fighters, senior leaders of 
the district and city units of Awami League and civil society members spoke.
The district and city units of Awami League and its associate bodies, 
different political parties and organisations and educational institutions 
celebrated the day. 

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