'Joy Banglar Jayotsab' begins at Suhrawardy Udyan
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, March 26: As part of the golden jubilee celebrations of independence, a five-day 'Joy Banglar Jayotsab' programme has started at the historic Shaheed Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital.
The festival began on Friday (March 25) evening with the documentary 'Sei Raater Kotha Bolte Esechi' (I have come to explain about that night) made on March 25, 1971 genocide.
The inaugural function was attended by Liberation War Affairs Minister AQM Mozammel Hoque and other important people of the government. About a thousand people were present in the audience at that time.
Earlier, in a press conference on March 23, AQM Mozammel Haque, convener of the Cabinet Committee on Independence Day celebrations at the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs and Liberation War Affairs Minister, said that the celebration was named 'Joy Banglar Jayotsab' after declaring 'Joy Bangla' as national slogan.
The five-day programme will also mark National Genocide Day, Independence Day and National Day. Under the programme, a one-minute blackout was observed across the country at 9 pm on March 25, the National Genocide Day.
The first four days of this exceptional programme will be held at Suhrawardy Udyan. The concluding programme on the fifth day will be held at Hatirjheel.