Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joined the reception on the lawn of the presidential palace around 4:40pm
President Abdul Hamid on Tuesday hosted a reception at Bangabhaban marking the country’s 49th Independence and National Day.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joined the reception on the lawn of the presidential palace around 4:40pm. President’s wife Rashida Khanom was also present.
Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, former president AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury, Deputy Speaker Fazle Rabbi Miah, and Deputy Leader of the opposition Begum Rowshan Ershad were also present.
Valiant freedom fighters and family members of Bir Shreshtha gallantry award recipients attended the event.
Cabinet members, advisers to the prime minister, ambassadors and high commissioners of different countries, state and deputy ministers, Supreme Court judges, senior lawyers, Cabinet secretary, chiefs of the three services, members of parliament, senior political leaders, editors, leading journalists, high ranking civil and military officials, senior police officials, academics, business leaders, artistes, and distinguished citizens, also joined the reception.
Abdul Hamid and Sheikh Hasina cut a cake and released green and red-coloured balloons on the occasion.
They exchanged greetings with the injured freedom fighters and other dignitaries and guests.
The reception program was followed by a cultural function where country’s renowned artistes performed patriotic songs.