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12:00 AM, December 02, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:23 AM, December 02, 2020

No open-air events for Victory Day: home boss

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal yesterday said there will be no open-air events on the occasion of Victory Day (December 16) this year due to the ongoing pandemic.

"Indoor programmes could be held marking Victory Day by following health guidelines," he said at an inter-ministerial virtual meeting on the day's security measures.

The Ministry of Liberation War Affairs has undertaken the celebration programmes for Victory Day.

"On the Victory Day, national flag in correct size and colour should be hoisted at all government, semi-government, autonomous and private buildings as per instructions of the Cabinet Division," the minister said.

He said measures will be taken to initiate 31 gun salutes in districts and upazilas along with the capital as soon as the sun rises.

The law enforcement agencies will take necessary security measures to avoid any untoward situation, the minister said.

Kamal said appropriate security measures will be taken during the movement towards National Memorial Monument at Savar and placing of floral wreaths at the monument following proper health guidelines.

"Adequate measures will be taken to ensure security of diplomats (who will visit the memorial)," he added.

The home minister said special prayers will be offered at various religious places. On Victory Day, improved diet will be served in prisons, hospitals, old homes and orphanages. Medical teams and fire service personnel will be engaged in various programmes.

Public security division secretary Mustafa Kamal Uddin, Inspector General of Police Dr Benazir Ahmed, Liberation War Affairs Secretary Tapan Kanti Ghosh, Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Md Shafiqul Islam, representatives of law enforcement agencies and various ministries were also present in the meeting.

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