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President pays homage to armed forces martyrs


President pays homage to armed forces martyrs

President Md. Abdul Hamid on Sunday (Nov 21) paid rich tributes to the martyred members of Bangladesh Armed Forces on the occasion of the Armed Forces Day-2021. The head of the state paid the homage by placing a wreath at the Shikha Anirban (flame eternal) in Dhaka Cantonment in the morning. The president, also the Supreme Commander of Armed Forces, placed the wreath at the altar of Shikha Anirban at 8:00 a.m.

After laying the wreath, he stood in solemn silence for a while to show profound respect to the memories of the martyrs during 1971's Liberation War. Later, a smartly turned out contingent of the Army, Navy and Air Force presented a salute. The President Hamid also signed the visitors' book there, local media reported.

Earlier, on his arrival at Shikha Anirban, chiefs of the three services and the principal staff officer of the Armed Forces Division received the president.

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 being observed as the Armed Forces Day (AFD) every year.

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