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Muktijudhdher Bijoy Mela kicks off in Chandpur

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Chandpur Correspondent :
A month-long enthusiastic 'Muktijudhdher Bijoy Mela 2018' was formally kicked off at Hasan Ali Government High School ground of the district town on Saturday.
Dr Dipu Moni MP formally inaugurated the Bijoy Mela as the chief guest by hoisting the national flag in front of the 'Ongiker', a memorial monument of the martyrs of the Liberation War, in the district headquarters.  Swadhinota Padak winner and freedom fighter Dr Syeda Badrunnahar Chowdhury, Zila Muktijodhdha Sangsad President M A Wadud, Additional District Commissioner Osman and Additional Police Super Mizanur Rahman were present at the occasion as special guests.  Later, a discussion was held with freedom fighter and District AL General Secretary Abu Nayeem Patwary Dulal in the chair.  Bijoy Mela Committee Chairman Mohsin Pathan delivered the welcome address while District AL President and Chandpur Municipal Mayor Nasiruddin Ahmed, journalist Kazi Shahadat, Advocate Jahidul Islam Roman, Advocate Badiuzzaman Kiron, among others, spoke on the occasion. On the 8th day of March in 1971, the-then Chandpur sub division was liberated from the grips of the Pakistani occupation army. The day also has a great significance as the first meeting of the 'Sangram Parishad' as well as action programme for liberation war began from this ground and that's why, the mela is organised at this ground every year. Some 150 tastefully decorated stalls were set up in the playground to suit the occasion. Portraits of the Father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, four national leaders and sector commanders of the liberation war being displayed in front of the main gate of the venue.
With a view to inform the new generation about the spirit of liberation war, the photos of the living renowned freedom fighters portraits of valiant freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives during the liberation war were displayed in different stalls.

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