President pays tribute to Bangladesh liberation martyrs
Maithripala Sirisena who is on a
three-day State Visit to
Bangladesh at the invitation of
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh
Hasina paid tributes to the
National Martyrs' Memorial of
Bangladesh by placing wreath at
the National Monument , today
The National Martyrs' Memorial is the national
monument of Bangladesh, set up in the memory of the valour and the
sacrifice of all those who gave their lives in the Bangladesh Liberation
War in 1971. The monument is located in Savar, about 35 km north-west of
the capital, Dhaka.
The President was received by the Bangladesh Minister
of Liberation War Affairs and Minister of Housing and Public Works when
he arrived at the venue.
The President marking his visit to this premise, a
sapling was planted and signed the guest book.
Later, the delegation,including the President visited
the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum.
This is the house of the Father of the Nation of
Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Prime Minister Sheikh
Hasina is the eldest daughter of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The President was warmly received by the daughter of
the Prime Minister of Bangladesh when he arrived at the Bangabandhu
Memorial Museum to pay tribute to the founder of Bangladesh, Sheikh
Mujibur Rahman. The President also signed the guest book.
This is the first State Visit to Bangladesh by the
President after he assumed office. The government of Bangladesh had
prepared all the arrangements to accord him a grand welcome.
The President was warmly received by the President of
Bangladesh Mohamed Abdul Hamid at the Dhaka International Airport. The
President was accorded a guard of honour with 21-gun salute.