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Chuadanga Free Day today


Published : 06 Dec 2022 07:42 PM

Chuadanga, the first capital of Bangladesh, was the cradle of the independence war. On December 7, 1971, the freedom fighters of Bengal defeated the Pak invaders and liberated Chuadanga from the occupation army of then Pakistan. After the independence of the country, this day is celebrated locally as Mukt Diwas.

On the morning of December 7, the freedom fighters entered Chuadanga in the mood of victory. The freedom loving people of the areas cheered by hoisting and waving the national flag.

Some Pakistani army from Darshana and Damurhuda Thana rushed to Chuadanga town on December 6 evening. On the day Pak Army of Meherpur marched 28 kilometers on foot from Meherpur to Chuadanga. Two groups of freedom fighters along with Indian Allied Forces ambushed at Kedergonj Darshana-Chuadanga road and Daulatdiar on Meherpur-Chuadanga road.  Then Pak army made a plan to leave Chuadanga through Alamdanga Thana to Kushtia district. In the evening of December 6, Pakistani forces detonated a portion of the Mathabhanga River Bridge throwing powerful bombs before leaving Chuadanga town.  

Pakistani Army of Darshana, Hijolgari and Jalshuka Camp started to leave from those areas on foot on December 6 and assembled at Dingadah Bazaar on Chuadanga-Jhenaidah road of Chuadanga. On information in presence of freedom fighters near Dingadah Bazaar they moved toward Jhenaidah and before leaving damaged Jalshuka Bridge on Chitra River by exploding bombs. 

It is be mentioned that, South-East Command Council declared- Chuadanga is first capital of Bangladesh on April 10. On the day Bangladesh Red Cross Society and Bangladesh Telephone and Telegraph Department started function at Chuadanga. For this reason napalm bombs were hurled by then Pakistani occupation army in Chuadanga town.

When Chuadanga became free from the cluster of then Pakistani occupation army, Civil Administration was introduced here by making Mustafa Anwar the Sub-Divisional Officer of Chuadanga Sub-division.

Chuadanga District Administration, Police Department, District Awami League with its wing organizations, socio-organizations and Muktizoddha Sangsad have taken programs to mark the day separately following hoisting of national flag, placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and monument of liberation war, discussion meeting, rallies, cultural functions and illumination public and private buildings.