Online Desk: BNP on Friday paid homage to the martyred freedom fighters who made the supreme sacrifice for the country during the Liberation War in 1971, by placing wreaths at the National Mausoleum in Savar, marking the Victory Day.
BNP’s standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain together with party senior leaders placed wreaths at the memorial around 9:00am.Later, they placed wreaths at the grave of BNP founder Ziaur Rahman at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the capital.
The BNP leaders also offered a munajat seeking salvation of Zia’s departed soul.
Khandaker Mosharraf told the reporters, “On this victory day, we hope, we expect – the dictator-fascist government will be ousted from power in Bangladesh, democracy will be restored, and people’s government will be established.”
Replying to Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader’s remark on BNP’s connection with militancy, he said this government is distorting the history of the liberation war to stay in power, distorting the 50-year history of Bangladesh for their own advantage.
“But people are aware. People will judge whether they (Awami League government) are right, or whether people are right.”
BNP also took out a colourful ‘V- Day Rally’ around 2:30pm from Nayapaltan in front of BNP’s Central office.
BNP’s different units and associate bodies also marked the day with various programmes across the country.
Earlier in the morning, they hoisted national and party flags atop the party offices marking the Victory Day.
The nation has celebrated the Victory Day on Friday to pay deep homage to the martyrs of the Liberation War.
After a bloodstained nine-month-long war and at the cost of the supreme sacrifice of three million martyrs and the honour of nearly half a million mothers and sisters, Bangladesh finally gained its freedom as an independent country on this glorious day, December 16, 1971 with the surrender of Pakistani occupation forces. Source: UNB