Children join festival, vow to build non-communal Bangladesh

DHAKA : In a unique display of unity, hundreds of school-going children today joined a festival in the capital, vowing to build a non-communal Bangladesh imbued with the spirit of Liberation War, reports UNB.
They took the oath at a function titled “Muktir Utsab-2017” (Festival of Freedom) at Dhaka University central playground to implement the slogan of this year’s festival “our commitment: building a non-communal humane society”. Wearing red-green caps, hundreds of students from different schools in the capital and outside it participated in the festival hosted by Liberation War Museum as part of its education programme.
Freedom fighters and members of martyrs’ families also attended the function and shared stories on Liberation War with the children.
The festival began with the singing of national anthem by the leading cultural institution Chhayanaut members while national flag was hoisted. Later, patriotic songs were also performed.
Writer and educationist Professor Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, Everest conqueror Nishat Majumder and poet Tariq Sujat also joined the function, among others.
Freedom Fighter Captain (retd) Akram Ahmed, Bir Uttam administered the oath to the children. Singer Ferdous Ara and cultural groups Joler Gan and Badhyabhumir Santandal artistes performed on the occasion.
Terming the children as the country’s future leaders, Prof Zafar Iqbal asked them to build a prosperous country to materialize the dream of those who laid down their lives to liberate the country in 1971. Liberation War Museum trustees Dr Sarwar Ali, Mofidul Islam and Akku Chowdhury also addressed the function.