President Abdul Hamid on Thursday paid tribute to members of Armed Forces, who made supreme sacrifices during the War of Liberation, on the occasion of the Armed Forces Day.
The Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces placed a wreath at the altar of Shikha Anirban (eternal flame) in Dhaka Cantonment in the morning.
He stood there in solemn silence for a while as a mark of respect to the memories of the martyrs.
Later, a smartly turned out contingent of the Army, Navy and Air Force presented a salute on the occasion. 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 (PSO) 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.
The historic day is observed as the Armed Forces Day every year since independence.