President Mohammed Shahabuddin today paid glowing tributes to the martyred members of the Bangladesh Armed Forces at the Shikha Anirban (flame eternal) at Dhaka Cantonment here today.
Shahabuddin, who took oath on Monday as the 22nd President of Bangladesh, today first paid the homage by placing a wreath at the Shikha Anirban at 11.20am, reports BSS.
After laying the wreath, he stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memories of the armed forces martyrs, who made supreme sacrifices during the War of Liberation in 1971.
A smartly-turned out contingent drawn from Bangladesh Army, Navy and Air Force presented a guard of honour at that time, while the bugle played the last post.
Later, the Head of the State, also the Supreme Commander of the armed forces division, signed the visitors' book there.
The Shikha Anirban is a symbol of our remembrance of the martyrs of the Great Liberation War.
Earlier, on his arrival at the Shikha Anirban, the President was received by acting Chief of Army Staff and Chief of General Staff of Bangladesh Army Lieutenant General Ataul Hakim Sarwar Hasan, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral M Shaheen Iqbal and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan.