The Independence Day of Bangladesh (Shwadhinata Dibôsh), also referred as 26 March is a national holiday. It commemorates the country’s declaration of independence from Pakistan on late hours of 25 March 1971. The day is a memorial to the deaths of over 30 lakh Mukti Joddhas (freedom fighters) were martyred while fighting the nine-month-long liberation war. Pakistani soldiers and authorities had let loose colossal atrocities on the people of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), specially on the women who died in the subsequent Bangladesh Liberation War. The children of the CIVA School celebrated the ‘free spirit’ of the Bangladeshi Independence Day with great fervour and joy. In excited anticipation, they gathered in the school grounds, where the assembly took place, with the national flag at full-mast and the melody of Amar Sonar Bangla (the national anthem of Bangladesh) performed by students .