DHAKA, Dec 16, 2016 (BSS) - President Abdul Hamid today inspected parade and took salute marking the 46th Victory Day.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina attended the parade held at National Parade Ground arranged and conducted by Nine Infantry Division of Bangladesh Army.
Abdul Hamid accompanied by parade commander Maj Gen Waker-Uz-Zaman, riding on an open jeep inspected the Victory Day Parade and took salute.
Thousands of people from all walks of life witnessed the spectacular two-hour parade.
The fly-past of Army and Navy aviation aircraft and Rab helicopter as well as the aerobatic display by Air Force and parachute landing by army paratroopers enthralled the spectators.
Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Navy, Bangladesh Air Force, Bangladesh Police, Coast Guard, Ansar, BGB, Bangladesh National Cadet Corps participated in the parade. Different ministries also showcased their activities there.
The programme ended with a spectacular fly-past by Air Force's MIG-29 and greetings from the band players.
President Hamid accompanied by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also exchanged greeting with the contingents leaders took part in the parade.
The parade ground was decorated with the images of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, President Abdul Hamid, Prime minister Sheikh Hasina, four national leaders and seven Birshreshthas.
Upon his arrival at the parade venue at 10.00 am, Abdul Hamid was received by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque and Chiefs of the three services.
Earlier, on her arrival at the national parade ground at around 9:55 am, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was received by Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque and Chiefs of the three services.
Former President and PM's special envoy HM Ershad, Cabinet members, the Deputy Speaker, the CEC, foreign diplomats, freedom fighters, senior civil and military officers, were present.
A total of 27 war heroes from India and a delegation from Russian Armed Forces also attended the event.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)