As the nation celebrates the 50 years of independence Chuadanga goes without a memorial of the glorious liberation war.
Chuadanga was an important place during the liberation war. It bears the some bitter memories of the war.
Pakistani soldiers entered Chuadanga from Meherpur on foot on Dec 6, 1971 days before the final victory in the war on December 16.
On the same day, they blew up the bridge over Mathavanga River so that the freedom fighters could not reach them. When Pakistani soldiers left Chuadanga and Alamdanga for Kushtia on the following day, Chuadanga became completely free from the enemy.
Fifty years have gone by but no mausoleum has yet been built in Chuadanga. The lone Memorial plaque located in Saheed Hasan’s Square in the district town remained neglected around the year except for national days, UNB local correspondent reports.
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Though a monument was built at Hasan Square in 1994, it was demolished citing as illegal. As there is no monument, the people of Chuadanga pay their respect to martyrs at that Memorial Plaque.
On December 7, Chuadanga district was freed from the clutches of the Pakistani Army.
Since then, this day is observed by people from different socio-organizations and political parties in a befitting manner. This year, there was no difference. The District Administration paid rich tributes to the martyrs of the Liberation War by placing wreaths at the Memorial Plaque.
Meanwhile, people from all walks of life including journalists, freedom fighters gathered before the Memorial Plaque to pay homage.