President Abdul Hamid on Friday paid rich tributes to the martyred members of Bangladesh Armed Forces on the occasion of the Armed Forces Day.
The President paid the homage by placing wreaths at Shikha Anirban (flame eternal) at Dhaka Cantonment in the morning.
After laying the wreaths, he stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of respect to the memories of the martyrs, who made supreme sacrifices during the War of Liberation.
A smartly-turned out contingent of the army, navy and air force presented a salute at that time, while bugle played the last post.
Later, the President who also the supreme commander of the armed forces signed the visitor's book on the premises of Shikha Anirban.
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 allout attack on the Pakistani occupation forces.
After the independence of the country, this historic day is being observed as the Armed Forces Day every year.