Bhutanese PM pays tributes to national heroes
DHAKA, March 23, 2021 (BSS) –
Bhutanese Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering
today paid rich tributes to the memory of martyred freedom fighters by
placing a wreath at the National Memorial in Savar on the outskirts of the
Earlier, the Bhutanese Prime Minister reached the National Memorial at
about 10.30 am.
On his arrival there, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque,
State Minister for Housing and Public Works Sharif Ahmed and General Officer
Commanding (GOC) of 9 Infantry Division of Bangladesh Army Major General
Shaheenul Haque, Superintendent of Police, Dhaka Md Maruf Hossain Sarder and
civil and military high officials welcomed Tshering.
A smartly turned-out contingent drawn from Bangladesh Army, Navy and Air
Force gave him a guard of honour while the bugles played the last post.
Tshering also signed the visitors’ book at the memorial.
“It is an honour for me to pay tribute to the brave sons of Bangladesh who
sacrificed their lives for the country during the Liberation War. May their
sacrifices remain etched in the annals of Bangladesh’s history,” the
Bhutanese premier wrote in the visitors’ book.
He also planted a fruit sapling of ‘Latkan’ (Baccaurea sapida) on the
Prior to this, the Bhutanese Prime Minister arrived here this morning on a
three-day official visit to join the celebrations of the golden jubilee of
country’s independence and the birth centenary of Father of the Nation
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina received her Bhutanese counterpart at Hazrat
Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) by presenting a flower bouquet, while
a 21 gun salute heralded the state guest’s arrival.