President hosts Independence Day reception

President hosts Independence Day reception.

President Abdul Hamid and his wife Rashida Khanom hosted a reception at Bangabhaban on Monday on the occasion of the 48th Independence Day and National Day.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joined the reception held at the lawn of the presidential palace.

President hosts Independence Day reception.

Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, former President HM Ershad and Sheikh Rehana, the younger daughter of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, also attended the reception.

Valiant freedom fighters and family members of Birshreshtha gallantry award recipients were present at the Independence Day reception.

Cabinet members, advisers to the Prime Minister, ambassadors and high commissioners of different countries, state ministers, Supreme Court judges, cabinet secretary, senior lawyers, the chiefs of the three services, members of parliament, senior political leaders, editors, journalist leaders, senior civil and military officers, academics, business community leaders, artistes and distinguished citizens also joined the function.

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina cut a cake on the occasion.

Together, they exchanged greetings with the war-wounded freedom fighters and other guests at the event.

The President and the Prime Minister enquired about the wellbeing of the injured freedom fighters and assured them of extending all-out support for their welfare.

Renowned singers Rafiqul Alam, Fahmida Nabi, Hyder Husyn and Rathindra Nath Roy, among others, presented patriotic songs at the function.