06 Dec 2023, 16:29
Update : 06 Dec 2023, 16:54

December 6, 1971: Jashore was liberated first

JASHORE, Dec 6, 2023 (BSS) - On this day in 1971, valiant freedom fighters managed to liberate Jashore from the occupation force of Pakistan after a nine-month war. 

On December 6, 1971, the Pak forces fled from the Jashore cantonment. Today is the historic Jashore Independence Day.

Thus the district in the country's south-west became the first to be liberated from the clutches of Pakistan.

District Administration, Muktijoddha Sangshad, political parties and different socio-cultural organisations of the districts observed elaborate programs marking the day with their hearts swelled by the spirit of the Liberation War.

On this occasion, a discussion was held at the Town Hall ground in the district town this morning.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Mohammad Abraul Hasan Majumder inaugurated the day by flying red green balloons and festoons.

The Deputy Commissioner, Zilla Parishad Chairman Saifuzzaman Pikul, Dipankar Das Ratan, acting president of Sammilita Sangskritik Jote district unit, Bangladesh Liberation Force (BLF) chief of Greater Jashore district Ali Hossain Moni, its deputy chief Rabiul Alam, war-wounded valiant freedom fighter A.H.M Muzharul Islam Montu, Jashore Government MM College Principal Professor Morjina Akhter, Sadar Upazila Chairman Mustafa Farid Ahmed Chowdhury, Additional Superintendent of Police Belal Hossain and Shilpakala Academy General Secretary Advocate Mahmud Hasan Bulu, among others, spoke.

Deputy Director of Local Government Department Rafiqul Hasan, Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Anup Das and officials of government and private institutions, teachers, students and civil society representatives, among others, were present.

Later, a colorful victory rally was bought out from the Town Hall ground at the initiative of the Jashore district administration which paraded the important streets of the district town and ended at the Bangabandhu Mural in Bakultala area this morning.