President pays rich tributes to martyrs on Victory Day


GBnews 24 desk//

President M Abdul Hamid today paid rich tributes to the martyrs of the Liberation War by placing wreaths at the National Memorial here this morning, marking the 48th Victory Day.

The President placed the wreaths at the altar of the National Memorial with the rise of the sun.

After placing the wreath, President Hamid stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memories of the martyrs of the Great War of Liberation of 1971.

A smartly turned out contingent drawn from Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Navy and Bangladesh Air Force presented state salute on the occasion when bugles played the last post.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda, members of the cabinet, advisers to the prime minister, parliament members, the chiefs of the three services, the mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation, diplomats, and high civil and military officials were present on the occasion.

The nation is celebrating the 48th Victory Day today marking the most precious day when the country was liberated from the Pakistani occupation forces after a nine-month-long War of Liberation.

Forty-seven years back on December 16 in 1971, Bangladesh was born as an independent country under the leadership of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and for the supreme sacrifice of three million martyrs and the honour of two lakh women.

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