Bangalesh to celebrate its Independence Day today

| Updated: Mar 26, 2017 12:40 IST

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Mar. 26 (ANI): The ruling Awami League, which had led the Liberation War that caused Bangladesh to gain freedom from Pakistani occupancy in 1971, is all set to mark the 46th anniversary of the country's independence. The party, along with the rest of the nation, will organise a number of programmes on the occasion, with due significance and utmost tribute to the martyrs and freedom fighters, as reported by the Dhaka Tribune. The party will hoist national and party flags at the residence of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibar Rahman, who played a key role in the country's independence and also at its central and local offices across the country at the dawn. Floral wreaths will be placed at the National Martyrs' Memorial in Savar at 6 a.m. on behalf of the party, as mark of respect to the war heroes and in commemoration of them, after President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina pay their homage. Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader, in an statement, urged party leaders and activists to observe the day along with the countrymen and the party's affiliated bodies with highest enthusiasm. (ANI)