President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid tributes to the martyrs of the Liberation War by placing wreaths at the National Memorial at Savar on Friday morning.
The President and Prime Minister placed wreaths around 6.34am at the National Memorial.
After placing the wreaths, the premier stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memories of the martyrs of the Great War of Liberation of 1971.
A smartly turned out contingent drawn from Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Navy and Bangladesh Air Force presented a state salute on the occasion when bugles played the last post.
Members of the cabinet, advisers to the prime minister, parliament members, chiefs of the three services, diplomats and high civil and military officials were present on the occasion.
Flanked by senior leaders of the party, Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League president, laid another wreath at the National Memorial as the party chief.
Deputy Speaker Advocate Fazle Rabbi Mia, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed, Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, Food Minister Advocate Qamrul Islam, Railways Minister Mazibul Haque, Prime Minister`s Adviser Dr Mashiur Rahman, AL Presidium Member Dr Abdur Razzak and Joint Secretary Jahangir Kabir Nanak, among others, were present on the occasion.