The Victory Day Celebration Parishad, France celebrated the 53rd anniversary of Bangladesh’s Great Victory Day on Saturday through various events in France. The program included honoring freedom fighters, discussions and cultural programs.
The program started with the national anthem of Bangladesh. President of the celebration council Kazi Enayet Ullah said in his welcome speech to the brave freedom fighters, ‘You are the best children of the nation. For the contribution you have made to make this country independent, I express my gratitude to you, I offer my humble respect.’
Later, freedom fighter Najim Uddin Ahmad, one of the naval commando freedom fighters of Liberation War story Operation Jackpot, Enamul Haque participated in the discussion meeting. He described the Operation Jackpot campaign saying, ‘Operation Jackpot was the most dangerous and successful operation of the Liberation War. Because 26 ships carrying food and oil were sunk in this operation. No guerilla participating in this operation was captured by the enemy. This operation is a testament to the immense bravery of the naval fighters.’
Freedom fighter Nazim Uddin Ahmad said, ‘Inspired by Bangabandhu’s speech on March 7, he went to the liberation war with the determination to liberate the country. Came back full of spirit and free country.
He also highlighted the history of freedom fighters and spoke, ‘France Awami League Senior Vice President Abul Kashem, Advisor Saleh Ahmad Chowdhury, Toulouse Community President Fakrul Akam Salim, Business Forum General Secretary Subrata Bhattacharj Shuvo, Dhaka Divisional Association President Shahjahan Saru, Bangabandhu Parishad General Secretary. Ashraful Islam, France Awami League Senior Vice President Ali Azam Khan, Awami League Religious Affairs Subcommittee Member Ali Hossain, France Awami League International Secretary Shaheen Arman Chowdhury, Office Secretary Asaduzzaman Sumon, France Bangla Press Club General Secretary Abdul Malek Himu, Journalist Imran Mahmud , Enayet Sohail, France Awami League leader Masood Haider, President of Barisal Divisional Committee Obaidul Islam Riyad, Kamal Sikder and many others.
The program was conducted by Emdadul Haque Swapan, Member Secretary of Ekush Udjaan Parishad and Devesh Barua, President of France Bangla Press Club.
In addition to awarding freedom fighters for their contribution in the great liberation war, artists from England, Shatabdi Kar, Baul Abdul Shaheed and local artists from Paris performed songs in a wonderful cultural program.