PM pays tributes to armed forces martyrs
DHAKA, Nov 21, 2021 (BSS) –
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today paid glowing
tributes to the martyred members of Bangladesh Armed Forces on the occasion
of the Armed Forces Day-2021.
The prime minister paid the homage by placing a wreath at the Shikha
Anirban (flame eternal) in Dhaka Cantonment this morning.
After laying the wreath, she stood in solemn silence for some time to show
profound respect to the memories of the armed forces martyrs, who made
supreme sacrifices during the War of Liberation.
A smartly-turned out contingent drawn from Army, Navy and Air Force
presented a guard of honour at that time, while the bugle played the last
Later, Sheikh Hasina, also in-charge of the Ministry of Defence, signed
the visitors’ book kept on the premises of Shikha Anirban.
PM’s Security Adviser Major General (rtd) Tarique Ahmed Siddique was
Earlier, on her arrival at Shikha Anirban, the premier was received by
Chief of Army Staff General S M Shafiuddin Ahmed, Chief of Naval Staff
Admiral M Shaheen Iqbal, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul
Hannan, and Principal Staff Officer (PSO) of the Armed Forces Division Lieutenant
After the wreath-placing ceremony, the prime minister went to the Armed
Forces Division (AFD) where the chiefs of the three services made a courtesy call
On her arrival at the AFD, Sheikh Hasina was received by the PSO and
director generals of the AFD.
PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim confirmed the matter to BSS.
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 which expedited the victory
in the Liberation War.
After the independence of the country, this historic day is being observed
as the Armed Forces Day every year.