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In Pictures: Nation welcomes 2020

  • Published at 10:17 am January 1st, 2020

Youngsters joined different new year programs at 12 midnight

The nation has bid farewell to the outgoing year 2019 forgetting all odds and sorrows of the past and welcomed 2020 with new hopes through different programs.

Jubilant people, particularly the youngsters, joined different new year programs at 12 midnight, reports BSS.

People conveyed their best wishes to their friends and beloved ones through greeting cards and using different messaging applications and social media platforms.

Corporate and government officials and various organizations also did the same things as they do every year.

In separate messages, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina greeted the countrymen on the eve of New Year 2020 on Tuesday.

In separate messages, they wished happiness and welfare for all in 2020.

The day is also a moment of looking back to the outgoing year for reviewing the successes and failures and planning strategies to reach new goals for the New Year, with accomplishing the unfinished tasks those need to be done in the coming days.

The year 2019 was a significant year for Bangladesh as the country saw many successes in major areas including politics, economy, agriculture, combating terrorism and driving the IT sectors towards attaining the middle-income status. The country was totally peaceful in the political landscape in 2019.

The peaceful political situation allowed the country’s economy to grow faster.

Marking the day, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) had set up multi-tiered security measures banned holding of any programs at open places for the sake of overall security, according to the DMP.

Police personnel in uniform or plainclothes were deployed and members of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit, SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) and bomb disposal teams performed duties at different city points to ensure safety.