The Victory Day-2013 is being celebrated in Rajshahi city and its adjacent areas through various
programmes amid huge enthusiasm and festivity today.
Scores of political, socio-cultural, volunteer, professional bodies and trade organisations placed
wreaths at different shaheed minars including Bhuban Mohan Park, Rajshahi College, Talaimari,
Rajshahi University, Police Line and Collectorate Building.
Earlier, the programmes of the day heralded with 31-gun salute at one-minute past of last night at
the local Police Line Parade Ground.
Mayor of Rajshahi Mosaddeque Hossain Bulbul placed floral wreaths at Bhuban Mohan Park first
followed scores other including leaders of different political parties.
In the early morning, streams of people irrespective of age and sex thronged into the city streets
leading to the Shaheed Minars.
The programmes also included hoisting of the national flag atop all public and private buildings,
illumination and decoration of road islands, roadsides, educational institutions and buildings with
national flag and coloured miniature posters and banners.
District administration organized by colorful march-past at district stadium with participation of
police, ansar-VDP, fire service, BNCC, scouts, girls guide, school, college and madrasa students and
members of different orphanage, safe home and cultural organizations.
Divisional Commissioner Helaluddin Ahmed, RMP Commissioner Barrister Mahbubur Rahman
and Deputy Commissioner Mejbah Uddin Chowdhury hoisted national flag and took salutes of the
Documentary films on life and contributions of Bangabandhu, War of Liberation and successes of
the present government `Bangladesh Uttroner Mohajatra’ are being screened at different places.
Friendly football match, sports competitions and cultural functions were also organized on the
Special prayers were offered at mosques, temples, churches, pagodas and other places of worship.
Improved diets were served to inmates of hospitals, jails, shishu paribars, vagabond centres,
orphanages and shelter homes for the elderly people.
Various educational institutions, including Rajshahi University, Rajshahi University of Engineering
and Technology, Rajshahi Medical College and Rajshahi Education Board chalked out elaborate
programmes to celebrate the Victory Day.
Marking the celebration, recreational and amusement parks and other visiting places remained
open for the visitors throughout the day. –BSS, Rajshahi