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10 December, 2018 00:00 00 AM
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Mymensingh, Narail liberated on this day

Our correspondents, Mymensingh, Narail
Mymensingh, Narail liberated          on this day

Mymensingh and Narail districts were freed from the Pakistan occupation forces on December 10.

Our Narail correspondent reports: To observe the day district and Sadar upazila units of Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad have taken up a number of programmes including hoisting national and organisational flags in the morning at its unit offices, placing wreaths at Baddhyabhumi near judge court, mass graveyard in Water Development Board Office premises and the martyrs’ memorial, holding colorful rally and discussion meeting in the town.District administration, Awami League, Socio-cultural organisations have also taken various programmes to mark the day.

On 23rd May during the Liberation War, the Pak army killed 39 people at Itna village of Lohagara upazila.   They conducted mass killing and plundering including violation of women in the upazila. On 8th December in 1971, the freedom fighters attack on Pakistani Army at Lohagora and they took control over the area. Kalia was freed on December 9. On December 9 and 10, a group of freedom fighters led by Sharif Humayun Kabir and Fazlur Rahman Zinnah took position inside the Narail Water Development Board (WDB) and started firing targeting the Pakistani military forces where they set up a camp. In retaliation, the Pakistani forces accompanied by local collaborators started firing back indiscriminately targeting the freedom fighters. The freedom fighters attacked the Pak army from all sides and liberated Narail on the day.

Our Mymensingh correspondent adds: Every year people  celebrate December 10 as Mymensingh Free Day as the district was fully liberated from the occupation of Pakistan Army on this day in  1971.  Marking the day, district administration and Muktijuddaha Sangsad Mymensingh jointly have taken a week long programme at Mukta Moncha of city’s Chhoto Bazar area.

The week long programmes includes a colourful rally on December 10 morning, discussion meetings on War of Liberation and cultural shows, said Md Abdur Rob, ex-commander of Muktijuddaha Sangsad Mymensingh District Command. Different political and socio-cultural organizations have also taken elaborate programmes marking the day, the commander also informed.                   

   According to history,  on April 17 in 1971, a fierce battle was fought between Pak Army and the freedom fighters at Kalihati in Tangail. On December 7 in 1971, the freedom fighters freed Haluaghat from the Occupation Pak Army and on December 8, Phulpur and Bhaluka Upazilas were freed followed by the liberation of Gouripur, Trishal, Iswarganj and Tarakanda areas. The brave freedom fighters forced the invaders to retreat from their many occupied areas in the district.

     Some 125 freedom fighters including students and cultural activists sacrificed their valuable lives in Mymensingh for the freedom of the mother land. A Liberation War memorial titled “Muktijuddha Smriti Saudha” on the bank of Brahmaputra River in the town in 2000 to keep alive the memory of the freedom fighters and martyrs.

 

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