President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have paid tribute to the Liberation War martyrs by placing wreaths at the National Memorial, marking the 47th Independence and National Day.
The president and the prime minister placed the wreaths at the altar of the memorial on Sunday, reports BSS.
Later, the president and prime minister stood in solemn silence to show profound respect to the martyrs of the Liberation War.
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President Abdul Hamid Khan, with his wife Rashida Khanom and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina celebrate Independence Day by cutting a cake, with Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury, Finance Minister AMA Muhith, and heads of the armed forces in attendance on March 26, 2017 Focus Bangla
A smartly turned-out contingent drawn by Bangladesh Army, Navy and Air Force presented a state salute on the occasion, while the bugles played the last post.
Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, ministers, advisers, mayors of Dhaka North and South City Corporations, parliament members, chiefs of the three services, freedom fighters, foreign diplomats and senior civil and military officials were present at the event.
Afterward, flanked by senior leaders of the party, Sheikh Hasina, also the president of Bangladesh Awami League, laid another wreath at the National Memorial on behalf of her party.