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Language martyrs paid homage in Dhaka

Dhaka: Bangladesh President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina placed wreaths at the Central Shaheed Minar, here to pay homage to the Language Movement heroes on the first hour of Thursday.
Abdul Hamid and Sheikh Hasina proceeded to the altar of the Central Shaheed Minar together in slow pace as the immortal song on Amar Ekushey–“Amar Bhaiyer Rakte Rangano Ekushey February” was being played. The President was the first to lay the wreath at the Central Shaheed Minar. Later, PM Hasine placed the wreath at the Shaheed Minar. Ministers, advisers to the Prime Minister, parliament members, chiefs of three services, diplomats, senior Awami League leaders, high civil and military officials were present on the occasion. Later, Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury placed wreaths at the Central Shaheed Minar.
Thousands of barefooted people from all walks of life started placing wreaths at the Central Shaheed Minar to pay tributes to the Language Movement martyrs. In observance of the day in a befitting manner, the Central Shaheed Minar premises have been redecorated with paintings, graffiti, buntings and selected verses on the mother language. (UNI)

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