President pays rich tributes to martyrs on Victory Day

SAVAR, President M Abdul Hamid today paid rich tributes to the martyrs of the Liberation War by placing wreaths at the National Memorial here this morning, marking the 48th Victory Day.

The President placed the wreaths at the altar of the National Memorial with

the rise of the sun.

After placing the wreath, President Hamid stood in solemn silence for some

time as a mark of profound respect to the memories of the martyrs of the

Great War of Liberation of 1971.

A smartly turned out contingent drawn from Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Navy

and Bangladesh Air Force presented state salute on the occasion when bugles

played the last post.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, Chief

Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda, members of the cabinet, advisers to the

prime minister, parliament members, the chiefs of the three services, the

mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation, diplomats, and high civil and military

officials were present on the occasion.

The nation is celebrating the 48th Victory Day today marking the most

precious day when the country was liberated from the Pakistani occupation

forces after a ninemonthlong War of Liberation.

Fortyseven years back on December 16 in 1971, Bangladesh was born as an

independent country under the leadership of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and for the supreme sacrifice of three million martyrs

and the honour of two lakh women.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)