‘Concert for Freedom’ at Suhrawardy Uddan Dec 16

12 Dec,2016

Dhaka, BdChronicle:

As part of celebration of the Victory Day, ‘National Committee for Victory Day Celebration' is going to organise   ‘Concert  for Freedom’ at historical Race Course Maidan (Suhrawardy Uddan) on Friday (December 16) afternoon.

A host of popular bands of the country will perform in the concert aiming to congregate youths at the Suhrawardy Uddan.

Earlier at 9:00am, ‘Victory Day celebration’ programme will be inaugurated at the Suhrawardy Udyan with the rendition of the national anthem.

Apart from the concert, the cover of memoir on Liberation War ‘Amar Muktijuddo’ will be unveiled in the morning to mark the day.  

Additionally, the National Committee will also honor that brave women of Widow Palli of Sohagpur of Sherpur District will be honored on the day at the venue.

Thousands of people from around the world will sing Bangladesh's national anthem 'Amar Sonar Bangla, Ami Tomay Bhalobashi' (My Bengal of Gold, I love you) at 4:31pm on the day.

On Dec 16, 1971, the military commander of East Pakistan, General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi, surrendered with 93,000 troops to the joint forces of Mukti Bahini and Mitra Bahini, led by India's eastern army commander General Jagjit Singh Aurora, at the Ramna Race Course Ground (now the Suhrawardy Udyan) in Dhaka.

The Instrument of Surrender was signed at 4:31pm on Dec 16, 1971.

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