Victory Day Celebrated | Bangladesh

The Nation across the country and the Bangladesh missions abroad celebrated the 40th Victory Day paying tribute to the three million martyrs for their ultimate sacrifice for the nation.

Dhaka, Shaheed Minar, December,2010.Bangladeshi school children wave small flags as they attend a rally to celebrate 40th Victory day in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 16 December.Copy Right:Monirul Alam

On this day in 1971, the nation under the leadership of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman won victory over Pakistani occupation forces after nine months of bloodshed.

General AAK Niazi, chief of the Pakistani occupation forces, surrendered to the allied forces of Bangladesh and India at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka on December 16 with 93,000 soldiers following their defeat in the war that broke out in March, 1971.