Desk Report- March 26, 2019: Marking the 49th Independence and National Day, President 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 in Savar, Dhaka on Tuesday morning.
President Mohammad Abdul Hamid first placed a wreath at the altar of the memorial followed by the prime minister Sheikh Hasina.
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.
Ministers, advisers, parliament members, the chiefs of the three services, freedom fighters, foreign diplomats and high civil and military officials were present on the occasion.
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.