The month of victory began today as Bangladesh nation achieved its liberation in the month of December 52 years ago in 1971.
The nation is set to celebrate the month of victory with much festivity and enthusiasm amid a series of programmes throughout the month.
On December 16, 1971, the country was liberated from the Pakistani occupation forces after a nine-month-long bloodstained Liberation War and the supreme sacrifices of three million people and honour of two lakh women.
Different socio-political, educational and cultural institutions and organisations have chalked out various programmes to celebrate the nation's great victory that was achieved under the leadership of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Like the previous years, different political parties, including Bangladesh Awami League various socio-political, educational and cultural institutions and organisations have chalked out various programmes to celebrate the nation's great victory.
On December 14, the nation will observe Martyred Intellectuals' Day to commemorate those intellectuals who were killed by Pakistani forces and their collaborators during the 1971 Liberation War, particularly on 25 March and 14 December 1971.
The Victory Day of the country will be celebrated on December 16 paying homage to the martyrs for their supreme sacrifice for freeing the country from the misrule and occupation of Pakistani ruler.
On December 16 in 1971, the commander of Pakistan occupation army, General AAK Niazi, and his 93,000 soldiers surrendered to the allied forces of freedom fighters and Indian army at Ramna Racecourse, now Suhrawardy Udyan, in Dhaka following a miserable defeat in the war of independence that broke out in March 25.