CHATTOGRAM: The 49th ‘Independence and National Day’ was observed in a befitting manner in the port city like elsewhere of the country on Tuesday.
Different government, non-government and socio-cultural organisations observed the day through holding elaborated programmes.People from all walks of life started thronging at Chattogram Central Shaheed Minar with floral wreaths and bouquets to pay homage to the martyrs of Liberation War since the morning.
Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) Mayor and city unit Awami League (AL) General Secretary AJM Nasir Uddin was the first to place floral wreath at the Shaheed Minar paying tribute to the martyrs.
Former Housing and Public Works Minister and AL Presidium Member Engineer Mosharraf Hossain, city unit AL Vice President and Lawmaker Dr Afsarul Ameen, and north district AL Acting President and Lawmaker ABM Fazle Karim Chowdhury also paid homage to the martyrs through placing floral wreath.
They were followed by city unit AL Treasure and Chattogram Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Abdus Salam and north district AL General Secretary and Chattogram Jila Parishad Chairman MA Salam also paid tribute to the martyrs.
Later, Chattogram Divisional Commissioner Md Abdul Mannan, Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP)Commissioner Md Mahabubor Rahman, Chattogram district Deputy Commissioner (DC) Md Elius Hossain, district Superintendent of Police (SP) Noor-E-Alam Mina and leaders of Muktijoddha Sangsad also placed floral wreath to pay tribute to the martyrs.
Floral wreaths and bouquets were also placed at the Shaheed Minar on behalf of AL and its associate bodies including Juba League, Swechhasebak League, Krishak League and Chhatra League.Different government organisations including Anti Corruption Commission (ACC), Karnaphuli Gas Distribution Company Limited (KGDCL), Jiban Biman Corporation and Department of Environment (DoE) recalled the martyrs through placing floral wreath at the Shaheed Minar.
Different educational institutions including Chittagong University (CU), Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET), Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU) and private universities also observed the day with due respect.
Plays on liberation war were staged at the auditorium of Chattogram Government College while ‘Bangabandhu and Muktijoddho’ corner was inaugurated at Hajji Muhammad Government College marking the day.
On the other hand, Kotwali police station observed the ‘Independence and National Day’ through holding an exceptional programme.
Members of the police station distributed some 1,000 national flags to people to greet them marking the great day of the nation.
Chattogram district administration organised ‘Independence Day’ programme at MA Aziz Stadium where students from different educational institutions took part.
Later, the administration accorded a reception to 180 freedom fighters at Chattogram Circuit House in the city on the occasion of the Independence Day.
Besides, Chattogram City Corporation awarded nine eminent persons with ‘Swadhinata Smarak Sammanana Padak’ through a programme at Theatre Institute, Chattogram (TIC) in the city in the afternoon.