President hosts Victory Day reception at Bangabhaban

DHAKA, Dec 16, 2016 (BSS) - President Abdul Hamid and his wife Rashida Khanom today hosted a reception at Bangabhaban marking the country's 46th Victory Day.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joined the reception on the lush green lawn of the President's house here.

Valiant freedom fighters and family members of Birshreshtha gallantry award recipients attended the reception.

Cabinet members, advisers to the prime minister, state ministers, diplomats, senior lawyers, Supreme Court judges, election commissioners, chiefs of the three services, members of parliament, senior political leaders, senior civil and military officers, academics, business community leaders, senior journalists, artistes and distinguished citizens also joined the gathering.

Members of National Cadet Corps of Sri-Lanka, India, Nepal and the Maldives also attended the reception.

The President and the Prime Minister cut a cake on the occasion.

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina exchanged greetings with the injured freedom fighters and other guests.

The President and the Prime Minister also enquired about the wellbeing of the injured freedom fighters and assured allout support for their welfare.

During the reception, country's renowned artistes Shakila Zafar, Fahmida Nabi, Rafiqul Alam, Priyanka Biswas, Sajib Das and Sandipan presented patriotic songs.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)