Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has paid deep respect to the martyrs of the Bangladesh Armed Forces on the occasion of Armed Forces Day.
On Tuesday morning, the Prime Minister paid his respects by laying wreaths at the Dhaka Cantonment’s Chikha Anirban.
After placing the wreath, Sheikh Hasina stood in silence for a while, paying deep respect to the memory of the brave martyrs of the armed forces who sacrificed their lives during the Great Liberation War in 1971.
At this time a smart team of army, navy, and air force provided the guard of honor. Along with it, the bugle sounds a mournful tune.
Later, Sheikh Hasina, in charge of the Ministry of Defense, signed the visitor’s book kept at the Shikha Anirban premises.
Earlier, Chief of Army Staff General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed, Chief of Navy Admiral M Nazmul Hasan, Chief of Air Force Air Chief Marshal Sheikh Abdul Hannan and Principal Staff Officer of Armed Forces Department Lieutenant General Waqar Uz Zaman welcomed the Prime Minister on his arrival at Shikha Anirban.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina went to the Armed Forces Department after placing wreaths at the funeral pyre. There, his security advisor, Major General (retd.) Tariq Ahmed Siddique, and the heads of the three forces paid a courtesy call on him.
When Sheikh Hasina reached the Armed Forces Department, she was received by the PSO and the Director General of the Armed Forces Department.
In 1971, during the Great War of Liberation, the Bangladesh Armed Forces were formed, consisting of the Army, Navy and Air Force. Members of the armed forces launched an all-out attack on the Pakistani occupation forces, which precipitated the final victory in the Great War of Liberation.
Armed Forces Day is celebrated on November 21st of every year since the independence of the country. Source: Prothomalo