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PM pays homage to Armed Forces martyrs
Observer Online Desk
Publish Date : 2014-11-21,  Publish Time : 17:58,  View Count : 10
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday paid rich tributes to the martyred members of Bangladesh Armed Forces on the occasion of the Armed Forces Day.

The Prime Minister paid the homage by placing a floral wreath at Shikha Anirban (flame eternal) at Dhaka Cantonment in the morning.

After laying the wreath, she 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 drawn from army, navy and air force presented a guard of honour at that time, while bugle played the last post.

Later, the Prime Minister, also in-charge of the Ministry of Defence, signed the visitor's book on the premises of Shikha Anirban.

Earlier on her arrival at Shikha Anirban, chiefs of the three services and the principal staff officer (PSO) of the Armed Forces Division received the Prime Minister.

After the wreath-placing ceremony, the Prime Minister went to the Armed Forces Division (AFD) where chiefs of the three services made a courtesy call on her.

On her arrival at the AFD, the Prime Minister was received by the PSO and directors generals of the AFD.

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.


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