President Md Abdul Hamid and his wife Rashida Khanom hosted a reception at Bangabhaban on the occasion of 47th Victory Day on Saturday afternoon, reports UNB.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joined the reception on the lush green lawn of the presidential house.
President Hamid along with his wife and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina exchanged greetings with the guests.
Jaitya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, acting Chief Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah, cabinet members, advisers to the Prime Minister, ambassadors and high commissioners of different countries, Supreme Court judges, cabinet secretary, senior lawyers, members of parliament, chiefs of the three services, senior political leaders, editors, journalist leaders, families of Birshreshthas, eminent artistes and cultural personalities, senior civil and military officers, academics, business community leaders, and distinguished citizens also joined the function.
Besides, forty three members of the National Cadet Corps of four countries - Sri Lanka, India, Nepal and the Maldives—also attended the reception.
The President and the Prime Minister cut a Victory Day cake on the occasion.
President Hamid and PM Sheikh Hasina exchanged greetings with the war-wounded freedom fighters and other guests.
During the reception, country’s renowned artistes including Rafiqul Islam, Abdia Sultana and Haidar Hossain, rendered patriotic songs while children and an army band also performed at the reception.