National desk : President M Abdul Hamid on Wednesday paid rich tributes to the martyrs of the Liberation War of Bangladesh by placing wreaths at the National Mausoleum here.
President placed wreaths at the monument at around 3pm and stood there in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memories of the martyrs of the 1971 Liberation War.
A smartly turned out contingent drawn from Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Navy and Bangladesh Air Force presented a gun salute.
President signed the visitors’ book at the National Mausoleum.
Paying respects to all martyrs, the President in the visitors’ book wrote that the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is working relentlessly to realise the dream of Bangabandhu, who dreamt of a Sonar Bangla.
He called on all to play role from their respective position in building the nation.
President Hamid made a unique record in the history of Bangladesh by swearing in as the head of the state for second consecutive term on Tuesday. He is the first politician in Bangladesh to get re-elected as president after completion of the first term.
He then paid respect to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths on the portrait of Bangabandhu at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in Dhanmondi at around 4pm.
Earlier, President Guard Regiment gave President Hamid a guard of honour at the Bangabhaban.
Wearing a black Mujib coat and a white Panjabi, President Abdul Hamid exchanged greetings with Bangabhaban officials after the guard of honour.
He will travel to Gopalganj’s Tuingipara on Thursday to pay respect to Bangabandhu at his grave.
On Friday, he will visit his own Upazila Mithamoin in Kishoreganj.