President Iajuddin Ahmed and Prime Minister Khaleda Zia Monday paid homage to the members of the Armed Forces who embraced martyrdom in the country's 1971 Liberation War, reports UNB.
On the occasion of this year's Armed Forces Day, President Iajuddin placed wreaths at 8:00am at the Shikha Anirban in Dhaka Cantonment.
He was followed by Prime Minister, who is also in charge of Defence Ministry, placing the wreath at about 8:20am.
During the solemn ceremony, a smartly turned contingent of the armed forces presented guard of honour for the valiant freedom fighters from defence forces.
Both the President and the Prime Minister stood in solemn silence for a few minutes as bugles played the last post in military tradition in presence of chiefs of three services of the armed forces.
The day's programme begun with special munajt after Fazar prayers seeking divine blessings for the wellbeing and prosperity of the nation and development and progress of the armed forces.
Army Chief Lieutenant General Moeen U Ahmed, Naval Chief Rear Admiral M Hasan Ali Khan and
Air Chief Air Vice-Marshal Fakhrul Azam also laid floral wreaths at the Shikha Anirban on behalf of their respective services.
Later, the chiefs of three services paid courtesy calls on President at Bangabhaban and Prime Minister at the Armed Forces Division.