The Victory Day
The 16th The December. 1971 is a memorable day in the history of Bangladesh. It is called ‘Victory Day’ because on this day the freedom fighters of Bangladesh got victory over the occupied army of the then Pakistan. On this day in 1971, the Pakistani soldiers surrendered to the joint command of Mukti Bahini and the Indian Armed forces. Because of the great sacrifice of the patriotic sons of our nation, Bangladesh came into being and occupied a place in the world map. So, this day is called the Victory Day of Bangladesh.
The people of Bangladesh celebrate the day with great joy and vigor. With the arrival of this day, we remember our bloody struggle of 1971. Innumerable martyrs shed a sea of blood for the independence of their beloved motherland. Every year the whole nation gets new motion on this day. On this day, we remember the mammoth task of our beloved martyrs who laid down their lives for the country. The day is observed in an enthusiastic manner. Every year we observe the day with great solemnity when the whole nation pays a glowing tribute to the departed souls of the martyrs. Different victory stage is erected by different social, political, and cultural organizations throughout the country.
The day begins with gunshots. Special programs are broadcast on TV and radio. The sky and air are resounded with patriotic songs. The whole country puts on a festive look. The national flag is hoisted on the top of houses and offices. We fell a special touch of thrill on this day. Flags fly with flattering sound on the top of the govt and non-govt. buildings. All the non-govt and residential buildings are decorated with colorful flags and festoons Shahid Minars become overcrowded with people of all classes with flowers in hands. Many government and non-government organizations hold meetings, seminars, symposiums, and discussions all over the country.
The victory day is a source of great joy, hope, and inspiration for us. The whole nation is a festive mood on the occasion. People regardless of class and religion go to the national mausoleum and offer flowers there as a symbol of profound homage to the valiant freedom fighters. Various meetings, rally, seminars are held and the nation takes oath for her economic emancipation. We observe the Victory Day with due solemnity and firmness. Our victory day symbolizes not only the victory over the barbarous Pakistani army but it also symbolizes the victory against injustice, falsehood, and slavery.