All set to observe Victory Day in Rangpur

RANGPUR : All preparations have been completed to celebrate the Victory Day- 2016 here today through daylong programmes, reports BSS.
According to official sources, the law enforcement agencies have taken adequate security measures for ensuring peaceful celebrations of the Victory Day in the city as well as in all upazila headquarters in the district.
The district administration, City Corporation, political parties including, Awami League (AL) and its associate bodies, socio-cultural and professional organisations, educational institutions and freedom fighters have taken elaborate programmes to celebrate the day.
The daylong observance will begin at the zero hours on Friday with 31-gun salutes at Police Lines Ground and placing floral wreaths at the Independence Memorial ‘Arjan’ at Modern Mour in the city.
Mayor of Rangpur Sarfuddin Ahmed Jhantu, Divisional Commissioner Kazi Hasan Ahmed, DIG Khondker Golam Faruk, Acting President of district AL Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed, Deputy Commissioner Rahat Anwar, Police Super Mizanur and District Muktijoddha Commander Mosaddek Hossain Bablu, will first place wreaths there. Later, leaders of different political parties and their associate bodies, educational institutions, sociocultural, professional, business, human rights and other organisations, NGOs and common people will place wreaths there. The programmes also include hoisting of the national flags atop all public and private buildings, illumination and decoration of the main islands of roads and various buildings with national flags and colored miniature posters and banners.
The Divisional Commissioner will hoist the national flag and take salute at march-past and displays by the freedom fighters, police, Ansar-VDP, BNCC, jail guards, boys scout, girls guide, fire service and civil defense personnel, children and students at Rangpur Stadium.
The District Information Office will screen documentary films on the War of Liberation and Victory Day. Special prayers will be offered seeking divine peace for departed souls of martyred of the War of Liberation and martyred intellectuals, progress and welfare of the nation and its people at mosques, temples, churches, pagodas and other places of religious worship. Improved diets will be served to inmates of different hospitals, orphanages, Government Shishu Paribars, Rangpur Central Jail, vagabond centres and children centres.
Veteran freedom fighters and relatives of the martyred freedom fighters will be accorded receptions and the main discussion meeting will be held at the Central Shaheed Minar premises in the evening marking the Day.
Drawing competitions for the children on the War of Liberation, shooting competition, special discussions and sports competitions for women, essay competitions, charity football match, cultural functions and prize giving ceremony will be organised.