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In pictures: Independence Day 2019

  • Published at 10:11 am March 26th, 2019

The national flag is flying atop all government and private buildings

The nation is observing the country's 49th Independence Day on Tuesday. The public holiday is being observed by the public, the government, and different socio-cultural and political organizations through elaborate programs.

Each year, this occasion refreshes the resolution to uphold the spirit of the 1971 Liberation War and build a “Sonar Bangla” as dreamt of by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The crackdown on unarmed Bangalees—on midnight of March 25—was answered with a declaration of independence by the Father of the Nation. 

Heartfelt tributes are being paid to the martyrs and veterans of the Liberation War at the National Memorial in Savar; the main venue of the celebration.