President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (Saturday) paid rich tributes to the martyrs of the War of Liberation by placing wreaths at the National Memorial in capital this morning, marking the 47th Victory Day.
After placing the wreaths, President Hamid and the premier Hasina 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 of 1971.
A smartly turned out contingent drawn from three services presented a state salute on the occasion when bugles played the last post.
Flanked by senior leaders of the party, Sheikh Hasina laid another wreath at the National Memorial as the Awami League President.
The nation is celebrating the 47th Victory Day today with a renewed pledge to safeguard the independence and sovereignty, strengthen democracy and contain communalism and militancy.
On this day in 1971, Pakistan occupation forces surrendered at historic Suhrawardy Udyan after a nine-month bloody liberation war.