Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday paid tributes to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of the 47th Victory Day, after placing wreaths at Savar this morning.
Flanked by senior Awami League leaders, she has paid rich tributes by placing wreaths at the portrait of the Father of the Nation at Dhanmondi in the capital.
Earlier President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday paid tributes to the martyrs of the Liberation War of Bangladesh placing wreaths at the National Monument at Savar.
While they placed wreaths at 6:35am and paid their homage to the great heroes, who sacrificed their lives for the cause of the nation’s independence, a smartly turned out contingent of Bangladesh Armed Forces gave a state salute.
Placing the wreaths at Savar, the prime minister stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memories of the 1971 martyrs.
With senior leaders of the party, Sheikh Hasina has laid another wreath at the National Memorial as the Awami League President this morning.
Later, Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury has placed wreaths at the National Monument.
The nation is celebrating today the 47th Victory Day, marking the most precious day when the country was liberated from the Pakistani occupation forces after a nine-month-long bloodstained War of Liberation.
On December 16 in 1971, Bangladesh was born as an independent country under the leadership of the Father of Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and for the supreme sacrifice of three million people and the honour of nearly half a million women.
Marking the day today, different socio-political, educational and cultural institutions and organisations have chalked out a series of programmes across the country.
The government has also taken elaborate programmes to celebrate the Day at the national level on December 16.
The day is a public holiday.