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What happened in 16 December 1971 in Bangladesh?

What happened in 16 December 1971 in Bangladesh?

Victory day (weRq w`em) is celebrated on 16 December commemorating the ultimate victory in our Liberation War in 1971. On this day in 1971, Pakistani Army surrendered in Dhaka marking the end of nine months atrocities in Bangladesh.

What do we do on Victory day?

Flag hoisting, parades, singing patriotic songs and the national anthem, speeches by the President and Prime Minister, entertainment and cultural programs. This day and event is also commemorated across India as the “Vijay Diwas” to honor Indian and Bangladeshi martyrs who laid down their lives in the war.

How Bangladeshi people celebrate Victory Day?

The day is a public holiday. National dailies bring out special supplements on the occasion while Bangladesh Postal Department releases memorial postage stamps. The state-owned and private television and radio stations will broadcast special programmes, highlighting the spirit and significance of the war.

Why is Bangladesh celebrated on 16th December?

New Delhi: India celebrates December 16 as Vijay Diwas to commemorate its victory over Pakistan during the 1971 war that led to the birth of Bangladesh. The day is also observed in Bangladesh as ‘Bijoy Dibos’.

Why is December 16th so important?

Vijay Diwas is celebrated on December 16 every year to honour the victory of Indian armed forces over Pakistan in the 1971 war. On the day, India pays homage to all the soldiers who defended the nation.

What happened December 16th 1971?

On December 16, 1971, India had won the war against Pakistan after fighting for 13 days. The chief of the Pakistani forces, General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi surrendered to the joint forces of Indian Army and Bangladesh’s Mukti Bahini, along with 93,000 Pakistani troops.

What happened December 17th?

This Day in History: December 17 On this day in 1903 near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first successful sustained flights in an airplaneā€”Orville first, gliding 120 feet (36.6 metres) through the air in 12 seconds. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.