Gopalganj free day observed
Gopalganj free day was observed amid festivity and holding different programmes in the district on Saturday.
The district was freed from the occupation of Pakistani Army on that day in 1971.
Marking the historical day, freedom fighters in the district organised a rally and a discussion this morning.
Besides, BD Clean, a private development organization, placed wreaths at the district Shaheed Minar to pay their respect for the martyrs freedom fighters and civilians who sacrificed their lives during the Liberation War.
The liberation war in Gopalganj started on March 27, 1971.
Later on April 30, the Pakistan military with the help of local collaborators entered the district town. They first torched the house of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Bank Para area of the district town and set ablaze hundreds of houses of Hindus in Swarnapatty, Sahapara, Shikderpara, Chourongi and Bazar Road areas, and looted valuables.
The occupation force had taken many people including women to their mini cantonment at Sadar Upazila Parishad where they killed the men and raped women.
On December 6, freedom fighters in groups approached towards the district town that demoralised Pakistan soldiers' confidence that led them to flee early hours on December 7.
Later, the freedom fighters hoisted the red-green flag of Bangladesh and announced the district as independent.