Time Digital Report: President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid rich tribute to the martyrs of the 1971 Liberation War by placing a wreath at the National Memorial in Savar on early Friday, marking the 52nd Victory Day.
President Abdul Hamid placed a wreath at the altar of the National Memorial at about 6:30am followed by prime minister Sheikh Hasina.
After placing the wreath, they stood in solemn silence for a while as a mark of deep respect to the memories of the martyrs of the Liberation War in 1971.
A smartly turned out contingent drawn from the Bangladesh Army, Navy and Air Force presented the state salute on the occasion as the bugles played the last post.
Flanked by senior leaders of the party, Sheikh Hasina, also the president of the ruling Awami League, laid another wreath at the National Memorial as the party chief.
Later, Sheikh Hasina as the prime minister and the president of Bangladesh Awami League paid deep homage to the Bangladesh’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman placing two wreaths at his portrait at Bangabandhu Bhaban in the city’s Dhanmondi-32 area in the morning.
The prime minister will also join the military parade programme at National Parade Square at 10:30pm, when president Abdul Hamid will take salutes and inspect the parade as the chief guest.
She will enjoy the attractive march past, spectacular fly-past and aerobatic display there.
The nation is celebrating its 52nd Victory Day with elaborate programmes paying homage to the martyrs who laid down their lives for the country during the Liberation War.
On this glorious day in 1971, Bangladesh was liberated as an independent country after the Pakistani occupation forces surrendered following a bloody nine-month war.
Along with the government, different socio-political, educational and cultural institutions and organisations have chalked out a series of programmes to celebrate the day.
The people of Bangladesh at home and abroad are celebrating the Victory Day, the most joyous day when the country was born at the cost of the supreme sacrifice of three million martyrs.