46th Independence Day today

TBT Desk
The nation will celebrate the 46th Independence and National Day today with respect. On March 26, 1971, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared Bangladesh’s independence following the crackdown on unarmed Banglalees on the midnight of March 25 by the Pakistani occupation forces.
After the nine-month War of Liberation with the supreme sacrifices of three million people, Bangladesh achieved its cherished independence on December 16, 1971.
The day is a public holiday. President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and BNP chairperson >

Khaleda Zia have issued messages on the occasion.
The national flag will be hoisted atop government and private buildings while the government and semi-government buildings and other public places will be illuminated on the auspicious occasion. President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will place wreaths at the National Mausoleum at Savar at 5:57am. The President will host a reception at 4:45pm at Bangabhaban on occasion of the Independence and National Day. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will attend the reception. The Prime Minister will place wreath at the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Dhanmondi at 7am and she will attend a rally of children and juveniles at Bangabandhu National Stadium at 8am.
She will also release stamps at 4pm at Ganabhaban. As part of Awami League’s programmes to celebrate the National Day, the national and party flags will be hoisted at Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi, party’s central office on Bangabandhu Avenue as well as offices across the country at sunrise. The party will place wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu at 7am.
In observance of the day, BNP will hoist its flag and national flag at its Nayapaltan central office at 6am. BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia along with the party leaders will place wreaths at Savar National Mausoleum at 7am to pay homage to the Liberation War martyrs.