DHAKA, Nov 21, 2018 (BSS) – President M Abdul Hamid paid tribute to the members of Armed Forces, who made their supreme sacrifices during the War of Liberation, by placing a wreath at the Shikha Anirban in Dhaka Cantonment this morning on the occasion of the Armed Forces Day.
The President, also the Supreme Commander of Armed Forces, placed wreath at the altar of Shikha Anirban (eternal flame) at 8 am and stood there in solemn silence for a while as a mark of respect to memories of the martyrs.
Later, a smartly turned out contingent of the Army, Navy and Air Force presented a salute on the occasion. President Hamid also signed the visitors’ book there.
Earlier, on his arrival at Shikha Anirban, Chiefs of the three services and the Principal Staff Officer (PSO) 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 all-out attack on the Pakistani occupation forces.
After independence of the country, this historic day is observed as the Armed Forces Day every year.