Gaibandha liberated on December 7, 1971
07 December 2015, Nirapad News: On this day in 1971, valiant freedom fighters (FFs) liberated Gaibandha town defeating the Pakistan occupation forces who had entered the town on April 17 in 1971.
A team of FFs over 350 led by company commander Mahbub Elahi Ranju Bir Protik from Kalasonarchar via Balashighat entered the town through Pulbandi area with great joy and pride bearing the flag of independent Bangladesh.
Earlier, the FFs under number 11 sub sector fought against the Pakistani army and their local collaborators in several battles at different places including Nandina, Madarganj, Trimohini, Gobindi Embankment, Ratanpur, Sluice Gate, Bhangamour, Mohimaganj and Kalasonar Char area of the district during the nine months.
In the face of joint attack by the FFs and the Indian allied forces, the Pakistani occupation forces were defeated and took shelter at Rangpur and Bogra Cantonments, said Mahbub Elahi Ranju, Bir Protik.
Marking the day, Gaibandha Hanadar Mukta Dibash Udjapan Committee and other socio-cultural organizations have chalked out the elaborate programmes in the town today.
The programmes include colourful procession titled ‘Mukti Shovajatra’, discussion on the Liberation War, recitation, drama and cultural function, said Goutam Chandra Modak, deputy commander of District Muktijoddha Sangshad.