Kurigram Freedom Day celebrated
RANGPUR, Dec 07: The people from all walks of life celebrated the Kurigram Freedom Day-2019 with day-long colourful programs with huge turning the district town euphoric on Friday.
The Kurigram district unit of Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad (BMS) jointly with Sommilito Sangskritik Jyote (SSJ) and different socio-cultural, professional and political organisations chalked out programs marking the day.
The celebration began with placing of wreaths at the Central Shaheed Minar to pay rich tribute to martyrs of the War of Liberation, bringing out of victory rally, discussion and distribution of crests among freedom fighters and different organisations.
Acting Deputy Commissioner of Kurigram Zilufa Yasmin presided over the discussion held at the altar of the Victory Monument of Independence in the district town.
Former Kurigram district unit Commander of BMS Sirajul Islam Tuku, freedom fighters Abdul Hye Bir Pratik, Harun-Ar-Rashid Lal, Aminul Islam Manju Mondal, BASOD leader Monabbar Hossain Mintu, General Secretary of Ghatok Dalal Nirmul Committee Dula Bose, General Secretary of Kurigram Mohila Parisahd Pratima Roy Chowdhury, Community Party leader Subrata Roy and Convener of SSJ Shyamol Bhowmick, addressed.
Freedom fighters Aminul Islam Manju Mondal and Sirajul Islam Tuku, Kurigram Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police and Kurigram unit of SSJ were honoured with crests for their special contribution to the War of Liberation.
The speakers said the triumphant freedom fighters, led by Company Commander Abdul Hye, Bir Pratik, of Sub-sector No 1 under Sector-6, bravely liberated Kurigram town by defeating and driving away the Pakistani occupation forces on December 6, 1971.
Sirajul Islam Tuku said the freedom fighters started conducting ceaseless attacks on the Pakistani forces in Kurigram town from all sides from December 1 to December destroying their moral courage.
"The occupation forces had to suffer casualties in those battles with the freedom fighters round the clock, especially on December 4 and December 5, making the victory evident," Tuku added. -BSS