5:18 pm - Monday June 16, 2470

43rd Victory Day: President, PM pay homage to war heroes

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid rich tributes to the martyrs of Liberation War by placing wreaths at the National Memorial here this morning marking the 43rd Victory Day.

The President and the Prime Minister placed wreaths at the altar of the National Mausoleum at a time at 6.40 am.

Preident+PMAfter placing the wreaths, the President and the Prime Minister stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of respect to the memories of the martyrs of the Great War of Liberation of 1971.

A smartly turned out contingent of the army, the navy and the air force presented state salute on the occasion when bugles played the last post, reports BSS.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina along with the senior leaders of Bangladesh Awami League also placed wreaths at the National Memorial on behalf of her party.

Chief Justice, deputy leader of the Parliament, ministers, deputy speaker, state ministers, chiefs of the three services, members of parliament, freedom fighters, diplomats, representatives of different development partners and high civil and military officials, among others, were present.

President Abdul Hamid also signed the visitor’s book kept on the premises of the National Memorial.

Earlier on his arrival at the national memorial premises, President Abdul Hamid was received by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Liberation War Affairs Minister Shahjahan Khan.

The day is a public holiday.