widenews desk: The nation celebrated the 47th Independence and National Day on Sunday with a fresh vow to build a happy prosperous poverty free country.
After a nine-month bloody War of Liberation, the people of the country achieved its cherished independence on December 16, 1971.
Different socio-political organisations across the country remembered the war martyrs through various programmes.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid tributes to the martyrs of the Liberation War by placing wreaths at the National Mausoleum in Savar in the morning.
The President was the first to place a wreath at the altar of the National Mausoleum at 5:57 am. He was immediately followed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Surrounded by senior leaders of the party, Sheikh Hasina, also the President of Bangladesh Awami League, laid another wreath at the National Memorial on behalf of her party.
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia also paid her tributes to the Liberation War martyrs placing a wreath at the National Mausoleum in the morning.
Teachers, students and employees of Dhaka University (DU), led by its Vice-chancellor Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique, placed a wreath at the National Mausoleum in the morning.
Besides, special munajats were offered after Johr prayers in all mosques of DU while its Music Department arranged a cultural programme at the Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) in the evening on the occasion.