President pays homage to Liberation War heroes
President Mohammed Shahabuddin paid glowing tributes to the martyrs of the 1971 Liberation War by placing a wreath at the National Memorial in Savar on the outskirts of Dhaka this morning.
The Head of State placed the wreath at the altar of the National Memorial around 11:40am for the first time after assuming office as the 22nd President yesterday.
A contingent drawn from the Bangladesh Army, Navy and Air Force presented the state salute on the occasion, as the bugles played the last post.
Shahabuddin, a heroic Freedom Fighter and Politician, later stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memories of the martyrs of the 1971 Liberation War.
The country was liberated from the Pakistani occupation forces on December 16 in 1971 after a nine-month long bloodstained Liberation War.
The president also signed the visitors' book kept on the Memorial premises.
The new president attended his office last evening after about 10 hours of taking oath of the office of the president at the historic Durbar Hall of Bangabhaban.