Victory Day

  • Victory day (বিজয় দিবস) is celebrated on December 16 in Bangladesh. On this day in 1971, the Pakistani Army surrendered to the Indo-Bangladeshi High Command in Dhaka, ending the 1971 Bangladesh atrocities:- 9 months of genocide. Pakistani General AAK Niazi surrendered officially to the Allied forces commander General Jagjit Singh Aurora. Bangladesh gained independence after 9 months of a long and bloody struggle 

 

  • The following programs with regards to the celebration of Victory Day in a befitting manner undertaken by Armed Forces Division in coordination with the three services headquarters: 
    • Timely dispatch of messages by Hon’able President and Hon’able Prime Minister to services headquarters and their under command for circulation. 
    • To observe the day as public holiday. 
    • Special prayers at all Armed Forces Mosques for peace and advancement of the nation and the continuous progress of Armed Forces. 
    • To introduce the day with 31 gun fires at the sun rise under the supervision of Army at old Airport area. 
    • To hoist national standard at Armed Forces Headquarters, Units and other installations. To arrange illumination at the buildings and installations designated by services. 
    • Hon’able President and Hon’able Prime Minister to lay wreaths at National Mausoleum, Saver right at the time of sun rise under the overall arrangement of Army & service guard of honor to be presented at the eceremony. 
    • To arrange special teats at all units/sub units/base/Sainik mess. 
    • Improved diet to be served at service hospital including CMH under local arrangements. 
    • Army, Navy and Air Force to play drum/music respectively at crescent late area, park area nearly Firmgate, and national stadium at Mirpur-2 (Changeable). 
    • Naval vessels at Chittagong, Khulna, Mongla Ports, Dhaka Sadarghat, Narayanganj and Barisal BIWTA terminal to stand open for public visits from 1400 hrs to sunset. 
    • Reception of Banglabhaban.
    • Films at Cinema halls of cantonment areas free of cast.