Netrakona: The historic Nazirpur Day, commemorating the supreme sacrifice of seven valiant freedom fighters who embraced martyrdom in a “front battle” with Pakistani soldiers during the Liberation War in 1971, will be observed today in Nazirpur area under Kalmakanda upazila of the district.
The day will be observed with paying glowing tributes to the memories of the heroic sons of the soil.
Leaders of Muktijoddha Sangsad, Netrakona district unit, said on July 26, 1971, the seven valiant freedom fighters laid down their lives in a “front battle” between the then Pakistani armed forces and valiant freedom fighters erupted in Nazirpur area where the occupation Pakistani forces were defeated.
The seven valiant freedom fighters embraced martyrdom fighting face-to-face with the Pakistani armed forces in the war while the freedom fighters killed several dozens of Pakistani soldiers.
The seven freedom fighters were Mohammad Jamaluddin, Dr. Abdul Aziz, Mohammad Fazlul Haque, Mo-hammad Year Mahmud, Babatush Chandra Dash, Mohammad Nuruzzaman and Dizendra Chandra Biswas.
Netrakona district Muktijoddha Sangsad and district administration have jointly designed an elaborate program to observe the day.
The day’s program will be formally started in the morning with placing of floral wreaths at Nazirpur war memorial monument by local parliament member Manu Mojumder and deputy commissioner Netrakona Main-UL-Islam.
Mojumder and Main-Ul-Islam accompanied by leaders of district Muktijoddha Sangsad will also place floral wreaths at the burial grounds of martyred freedom fighters at Lengura frontier area, about three kilometers off from the Nazirpur village, in the morning.
A Milad Mahfil and Quaran Khawni will be held at the Langura Bazer Jam-e-Mosque after Zohr prayers. Then a special prayer will also be offered for eternal peace of the departed souls of the martyred freedom fighters.
Special prayers will also be offered at other local mosques, temples, churches and other places of worships for peace and salvation of the departed souls.
Historic Nazirpur Day to be observed today in Netrakona