On Sunday, the 26th of March, the Redbridge Boishakhi Mela Trust held a celebration in honour of Bangladesh Independence Day as well as an Ifter Party in the Tiptree Community Hall. Participants brought a wide variety of home-cooked dishes for the Ifter, which were enthusiastically greeted by the participants of the event, who were members of the organisation and their families.
In addition, discussion of the Shadhinotha Dibosh and events of the day, as well as the dreadful, frightening, and terrifying night of the 25th of March, 1971, when the Pakistan Army committed genocide. On the evening of the 25th of March, 1971, under the codename “Operation Searchlight,” the Pakistani military brutalised defenceless Bangladeshis.
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s announcement of independence on the 26th of March, 1971, was precipitated by one of the world’s most savage genocides. The subsequent Bangladesh Liberation War, which lasted nine months and ultimately led to the Pakistani army’s defeat, proceeded.
However, everyone had a great time and congratulated each other on how much they appreciated the evening. This may have been owing to the fact that some of the members had not seen each other in a very long time because of Covid-19.