PV Desk : The 22nd anniversary of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Peace Accord is today.

The accord was signed on December 2 in 1997 between the government and the Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samiti (PCJSS) during the first tenure of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, ending bloody conflicts in three hill districts.

The then Jatiya Sangsad Chief Whip Abul Hasnat Abdullah signed the agreement on behalf of the government while Jyotirindra Bodhipriyo Larma (Santu Larma) on behalf of PCJSS.

To mark the day, CHT Affairs Ministry led by minister Bir Bahadur Ushwe Sing paid homage to Father of Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreath at his portrait at Dhanmondi 32 in the morning today.

The ministry will later also hold a discussion meeting at its meeting room, said a media release.

A 3-day programme has been taken in Khagrachhari and the local administration has also taken adequate security measures for peaceful celebration of the day.