The 6th anniversary of the atrocious carnage at Pilkhana BDR Headquarters in the capital is being observed on Wednesday.
A total of 74 people, including 57 army officers, were killed in the carnage on this day in 2009.
Relatives of the martyrs, government high-ups, and Border Guard Bangladesh and army officials paid homage to the martyrs by placing wreaths at their graves at Banani Graveyard in the city.
The representatives of President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the chiefs of the three services, senior secretary to the Home Ministry and the BGB Director General Major General Aziz Ahmed placed wreaths at the graves in the morning.
Special prayers will be offered for salvation of the departed souls in mosques in all regions, sectors, institutions and units of BGB and at its BOPs.
Different socio-political organisations, including Awami League, will also hold various programmes, marking the 6th anniversary of the Pilkhana tragedy.
Besides, a doa and milad mahfil will be held at Fazlur Rahman Khandaker Auditorium at Pilkhana BGB Headquarters at 4:30 pm on Thursday.