1. Victory day (বিজয় দিবস) is celebrated on December 16 in Bangladesh. On this day in 1971, the Pakistani Army surrendered to the Indo-Bangladeshi High Command in Dhaka, ending the 1971 Bangladesh atrocities:- 9 months of genocide. Pakistani General AAK Niazi surrendered officially to the Allied forces commander General Jagjit Singh Aurora. Bangladesh gained independence after 9 months of a long and bloody struggle
2. The following programs with regards to the celebration of Victory Day in a befitting manner undertaken by Armed Forces Division in coordination with the three services headquarters:
a. Timely dispatch of messages by Hon’able President and Hon’able Prime Minister to services headquarters and their under command for circulation.
b. To observe the day as public holiday.
c. Special prayers at all Armed Forces Mosques for peace and advancement of the nation and the continuous progress of Armed Forces.
d. To introduce the day with 31 gun fires at the sun rise under the supervision of Army at old Airport area.
e. To hoist national standard at Armed Forces Headquarters, Units and other installations. To arrange illumination at the buildings and installations designated by services.
f. Hon’able President and Hon’able Prime Minister to lay wreaths at National Mausoleum, Saver right at the time of sun rise under the overall arrangement of Army & service guard of honor to be presented at the eceremony.
g. To arrange special teats at all units/sub units/base/Sainik mess.
h. Improved diet to be served at service hospital including CMH under local arrangements.
j. Army, Navy and Air Force to play drum/music respectively at crescent late area, park area nearly Firmgate, and national stadium at Mirpur-2 (Changeable).
k. Naval vessels at Chittagong, Khulna, Mongla Ports, Dhaka Sadarghat, Narayanganj and Barisal BIWTA terminal to stand open for public visits from 1400 hrs to sunset.
l. Reception of Banglabhaban.
m. Films at Cinema halls of cantonment areas free of cast.