President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday paid rich tributes to the martyrs of the Liberation War by placing wreaths at the National Memorial in Savar with the rise of sun on Sunday, marking the 48th Victory Day of the country.
The President and the Prime Minister laid wreaths at 6:42 am and stood in solemn silence there for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memories of the martyrs of the Great War of Liberation in 1971, reports UNB.
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.
Ministers, state ministers, the chiefs of the three services, members of parliament, freedom fighters, diplomats, representatives of different development partners and high civil and military officials were, among others, present.
Later, flanked by senior leaders of the party, Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League President, laid another wreath at the National Memorial as the party chief at 6:45am.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also paid tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the morning on theoccasion of the Victory Day.
She paid the homage by placing a wreath at the portrait of the Father of the Nation in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in the capital
After placing the wreath, the Prime Minister stood in solemn silence there for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of the great leader and the architect of the country's independence.
Later, flanked by senior leaders of the party, Sheikh Hasina, the president of Bangladesh Awami League, placed another wreath at the portrait of the Father of the Nation as the party chief.