President, PM pay homage to Liberation War heroes

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President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister
Sheikh Hasina paid rich tributes to the martyrs of the War of Liberation by
placing wreaths at the National Memorial here this morning marking the 49th
Independence and National Day. (News by BSS)

President Hamid first placed a wreath at the altar of the memorial
followed by the Prime Minister.

After placing the wreaths, the President and the Prime Minister 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 in 1971.

A smartly turned-out contingent drawn from Bangladesh Army, Navy and Air
Force presented a state salute on the occasion while the bugles played the
last post.

Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, members of the cabinet, PM’s advisers,
parliament members, chiefs of the three services, freedom fighters, foreign diplomats, and high civil and
military officials were present.

Later, flanked by senior leaders of the party, Sheikh Hasina, also the
president of Bangladesh Awami League, laid another wreath at the National
Memorial on behalf of her party.

Besides, Deputy Speaker Advocate Fazle Rabbi Mia and Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain also paid homage to the war heroes of 1971 by placing wreaths at the National Memorial at Savar.

Wreaths were also placed by Jatiya Party’s Co-Chairperson Begum Raushon Ershad and Secretary General Md. Moshiur Rahman Ranga.

Mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation Sayeed Khokan and Mayor of Dhaka
North City Corporation Atiqul Islam also paid homage to the martyrs by
placing wreaths separately.