Rumi Akter Polly of DOT
 Yesterday, Bangladesh observed its 49th Independence Day. After 1971 such an unprecedented Independence Day had not come. On this day, there wasn’t any crowd of the people at National Memorial at Savar. Anyone wasn’t seen with flowers in hands.  After 1971 on the eve of touching 50 years of the Liberation, this Independence Day will be written in different letters in history. This year the government cancelled all programs of the day as the country is fighting to contain the transmission of the coronavirus, reports UNB.  SAARC Secretary General Esala Ruwan Weerakoon yesterday congratulated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on the occasion of the Independence and National Day.  Pakistan PM Imran Khan yesterday said Pakistan desires to further strengthen its relations with Bangladesh based on the principles of mutual respect and understanding.
He made the remarks while greeting his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on the occasion of the Independence and National Day of Bangladesh through a letter.