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Victory Day (Bangladesh)

Victory Day ( বিজয় দিবস ) is a national holiday in Bangladesh celebrated on December 16. On this day in 1971, the Pakistani Army surrendered to the Indo-Bangladeshi High Command in Dhaka , ending the 9 month-long Bangladesh Liberation War and 1971 Bangladesh atrocities . General AAK Niazi , the Commanding officer of the Pakistani Armed Forces located in East Pakistan, surrendered his forces to Lt. Gen. Jagjit Singh Aurora , the Allied forces commander.
India also commemorates victory over Pakistan on the same day in 1971 on Vijay Diwas .

Events commemorating Victory Day

*. 1971 : State Bank of Pakistan became Bangladesh Bank.
*. 1972 : The constitution of the People's Republic of Bangladesh was enacted on 16 December.
*. 1973 : Gallantry awards of war were declared by BangladeshGazzett on 15 December.
*. 1996 : Silver jubilee of victory was celebrated.
*. 2007 : The remains of Bir Sreshtho Matiur Rahman were brought back to Bangladesh on 10 December.

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