President pays homage to armed forces martyrs
DHAKA, Nov 21, 2021 (BSS) –
President M Abdul Hamid today 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 this morning.
The president, also the Supreme Commander of Armed Forces, placed the
wreath at the altar of Shikha Anirban at 8:00am.
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.
President Hamid also signed the visitors’ book there.
Earlier, on his arrival at Shikha Anirban, chiefs of the three services
and the principal staff officer of the Armed Forces Division received the
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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