08 Dec 2023, 18:18

Cumilla Free Day observed amid festivity

CUMILLA, Dec 8, 2023 (BSS) - Cumilla Free Day was observed here today amid festivity and enthusiasm.

On this day in 1971, the valiant freedom fighters liberated Cumilla by defeating the Pakistani occupation forces.

On the occasion of the historic day, the district administration, Sammilita Muktijoddha Sangsad unit command and Sammilita Sangskritik Jote organized a day-long programme in the district.

Sammilita Muktijoddha Sangsad, Sammilita Sangskritik Jote of the district was brought out a colorful rally from the Town Hall Ground and paraded the main thoroughfares in the city this morning.

Hundreds of female and male freedom fighters of the district participated in the event.

On the night of December 7, a fierce fight erupted between the Mukti Bahini and the Pakistani forces. The Pakistanis soon started fleeing the area as the freedom fighters took control of their main base at the airport.

Freedom fighters, the following day, declared Cumilla district free when the district's first administrator advocate Ahmed Ali hoisted the national flag of the independent Bangladesh from the Town Hall field.