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Great Victory Day today

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 16 Dec 2023, 01:23 pm

Dhaka, Dec 16: Today is December 16, Great Victory Day, an unforgettable glorious day of a thousand years of bravery and valor of the Bengali nation. The day of making debut as a heroic nation. On this day in 1971, Bangladesh was declared as an independent territory on the world map.

The Bengali nation broke the shackles of subjugation and tasted independence on this day in 1971.

The Great Victory Day is being celebrated across the country with due dignity. The day is a public holiday. National flags will be hoisted at sunrise on all government, semi-government, autonomous and private buildings and important buildings and structures will be illuminated.

Earlier this morning, President Md. Shahabuddin and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid tribute to the martyrs of the Liberation War by laying flowers at the National Memorial in Savar.

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President and Prime Minister gave separate messages on the occasion of Great Victory Day.

On March 7, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared in a thunderous voice from the stage to a huge sea of ​​people in 1971, "This time the struggle is our liberation struggle, this time the struggle is the struggle for freedom. I will give more blood if needed, but I will still liberate this country, InshaAllah."

His clarion call prepared the Bengalis for the final battle.

Finally, the nine-month nightmare came to an end and a new dawn came in the life of the Bengali nation. In this victory came the year-long desired independence. With the sunrise on 16 December, the inevitable victory of the war of liberation began.

On this day the Bengali nation gained the right to control its fate. The blood of three million martyrs and the physical and mental abuse of millions of mothers and sisters brought freedom to the lives of Bengalis through victory.