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Bangabhaban ready for Independence Day reception

  • Published at 03:41 pm March 26th, 2019
File photo of Bangabhaban Dhaka Tribune

President Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will jointly cut a cake on the occasion

Bangabhaban, the office and residence of the president, is ready to host a reception on the occasion of Bangladesh's 49th Independence Day on Tuesday.

President Abdul Hamid and First Lady Rashida Khanom will receive guests in the afternoon, from 5pm.

Joynal Abedin, press secretary to the president, told UNB that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to attend the reception, to be held on the lawn of the presidential palace.

He said President Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will jointly cut a cake on the occasion.

"They will first exchange greetings with war-wounded freedom fighters and family members of the Birshreshtha Gallantry Award recipients," Joynal said.

After that, they will exchange greetings with: ministers, diplomats, state ministers, deputy ministers, and other guests in the VVIP enclosure.

Guest list

Valiant freedom fighters have been invited, alongside family members of Birshreshtha Gallantry Award recipients, at the Independence Day reception.

The chief justice, former presidents, cabinet members, advisers to the prime minister, ambassadors, high commissioners, Supreme Court judges, the cabinet secretary, senior lawyers, chiefs of the three services, members of parliament, senior political leaders, editors, journalist leaders, senior civil and military officers, academics, business community leaders, artistes, plus distinguished citizens will also join the function.

Secretaries to the president and family members of the head of state will also attend the program.

A group of prominent singers will perform patriotic songs.

In the morning, President Hamid and Prime Minister Hasina paid tributes to the Liberation War martyrs at the National Memorial, marking the 49th Independence and National Day.