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President, PM pay homage to Armed Forces martyrs

  • Published at 10:04 am November 21st, 2019
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina pays tributes to the martyred members of Bangladesh Armed Forces on the occasion of the Armed Forces Day on Thursday, November 21, 2019 Focus Bangla

The prime minister went to the Armed Forces Division (AFD) where the three chiefs of the armed forces made a courtesy call on her

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and President M Abdul Hamid has paid glowing tributes to the martyred members of Bangladesh Armed Forces on the occasion of the Armed Forces Day 2019.

The prime minister and the president, also the supreme commander of the Armed Forces, paid homage by placing a wreath at the Shikha Anirban (flame eternal) in Dhaka Cantonment on Thursday morning.

After laying the wreath, they stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memories of the armed forces martyrs who made supreme sacrifices during the War of Liberation, reports BSS.

A smartly-turned out contingent drawn from Army, Navy and Air Force presented a guard of honour at that time, while bugle played the last post.

Later, Sheikh Hasina, also the Ministry of Defence in-charge, and President Hamid signed the visitors’ book kept on the premises of Shikha Anirban.

Earlier, on their arrival at Shikha Anirban,  chiefs of the three services and the principal staff officer (PSO) of the Armed Forces Division received the prime minister and the president.

After the wreath-placing ceremony, the prime minister went to the Armed Forces Division (AFD) where the three chiefs of the armed forces made a courtesy call on her.

Upon her arrival at the AFD, Sheikh Hasina was received by the PSO and director generals of the AFD.

On this day during the War of Liberation in 1971, the Bangladesh Armed Forces, comprising Army, Navy and Air Force, came into being and launched an all-out attack on the Pakistani occupation forces which sped up the victory in the Liberation War.

After the independence of the country, this historic day is observed as the Armed Forces Day every year.