President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday morning paid glowing tributes to the martyred members of Bangladesh Armed Forces on the occasion of the Armed Forces Day-2019.
They paid the homage by placing wreaths at the Shikha Anirban (flame eternal) in Dhaka Cantonment.
After laying wreaths, they stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memories of the armed forces martyrs, who made supreme sacrifices during the War of Liberation.
On this day during the War of Liberation in 1971, the Bangladesh Armed Forces, comprising Army, Navy and Air Force, came into being and launched an all-out attack on the Pakistani occupation forces which sped up the victory in the Liberation War.
After the independence of the country, this historic day is observed as the Armed Forces Day every year.