The government has decided to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the country's Independence holding 21 grand rallies with the title 'Victory on Streets" across the country from November 26.
"Of the total grand rallies seven will be held at regional level and 14 will be held at sub-religion level in the areas which were freed from Pakistani occupation forces before December 16, 1971," said a press release quoted Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque as he told a press briefing at the ministry's conference room in the Secretariat on Wednesday.
The celebration through the grand rallies will begin on Friday (November 26) by holding the first sub-regional level grand rally in Dinajpur, he said.
Mozammel, also chairman of the cabinet committee constituted to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Independence, said, "The cabinet committee has finalized 50 programmes at national level to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the country's Independence in a befitting manner. The grand rallies with the title 'Victory on Streets (Pathe Pathe Bijoy)" is one of them".
Noting that though Bangladesh had achieved final victory on December 16, 1971, many regions of the country were freed from Pakistani enemies before the date, he said, "By celebrating these victories, we are trying to uphold the significance of the enemy-free areas (before December 16) to the country's people".
The rallies will be held at the center points of cities where people of all walk of life, including Liberation War veteran freedom fighters, public representatives, political leaders, social dignitaries, literary personality, teachers, journalists, artists and students, could join the function easily.
The seven regional level grand rallies will be held in Panchagarh on December 2, Jashore on December 6, Gopalganj on December 7, Cumilla on December 8, Jamalpur on December 11, Cox's Bazar on December 12 and in Sylhet on December 15.
Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs Shajahan Khan, Commerce Secretary and Member Secretary of the Golden Jubilee of Independence Celebration Committee Tapan Kanti Ghosh and Liberation War Affairs Ministry Secretary Khaja Miah were present at the press conference, among others.