President hosts Victory Day reception
President Abdul Hamid and his spouse Rashida Khanom on Monday hosted a reception at Bangabhaban, marking the country’s 49th Victory Day.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joined the reception held at the Presidential palace in the afternoon.
President Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina exchanged greetings with the wounded freedom fighters and other guests at the event.
They also enquired about their wellbeing and health.
The President along with his wife and the Prime Minister also cut a Victory Day cake on the occasion while balloons were also released.
Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, cabinet members, advisers to the Prime Minister, Supreme Court judges, national leaders, parliament members, ambassadors and high commissioners of different countries were present on the occasion.
Senior lawyers, chiefs of the three services, senior political leaders, editors, journalist leaders, artistes, cultural personalities, senior civil and military officers, academics, business community leaders, and distinguished citizens also joined the function.
Valiant freedom fighters and family members of Birshreshtha gallantry award recipients also attended the reception.
President Hamid exchanged greetings with members of National Cadet Core of India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and the Maldives, wounded freedom fighters and family members of Birshreshthas.
During the reception, country’s renowned artistes, including Shaheen Samad, Timir Nandi, Fahmida Nabi and Abubakar Siddique rendered songs while several children and a band group performed.
Secretaries concerned to President and Prime Minister were also present at the reception.