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Bangladesh celebrates 47th Victory Day

IANS  |  Dhaka 

on Sunday celebrated the 47th commemorating the day when surrendered and emerged as a new country, ending the decades-long rule of

On December 16, 1971, the then East under the leadership of founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, won its emancipation and emerged as an independent state, Bangladesh, reports

The day's programmes commenced with a 31-gun salute followed by tributes by and Sheikh at in Savar on the outskirts of capital

The national flag was hoisted atop all government and private buildings while other public places were illuminated and roads decorated with flags and festoons across the country.

However, there was no parade in this year due to the national elections slated for December 30.

The day is a public holiday in

Special prayers were being offered in mosques, temples, pagodas and other places of worship.



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First Published: Sun, December 16 2018. 14:48 IST