DHAKA, March 22, 2021 – Nepalese President Bidya Devi Bhandari today
paid glowing tributes to the memory of the martyred freedom fighters at
National Memorial in Savar on the outskirts of the capital.
She paid the homage to the national heroes by placing a wreath at the
memorial this morning.
Earlier, the Nepalese President reached the National Memorial at about
On her arrival there, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque,
Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque, 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 and other
government high officials welcomed Bhandari.
A smartly turned-out contingent drawn from Bangladesh Army, Navy and Air
Force gave her a guard of honour while the bugles played the last post.
The Nepalese President planted a sapling of a flower named ‘Uday Padda’ on
the memorial premises and signed the visitors’ book on the occasion.
“I’m happy to have the opportunity to visit National Martyrs’ Memorial at
Savar built in memory of the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the cause
of an independent Bangladesh. I express my heartfelt homage to the martyrs,”
she wrote in the visitors’ book.
Bhandari said the martyrs are revered for their selfless contribution to
the future of a nation.
“In the course of nation’s history, contributions of martyrs are remembered
as the source of strength and inspiration the generations that follow,” she
The Nepalese President said sacrifices of the martyrs had not only helped
create an independent nation of Bangladesh but also has inspired the people
of Bangladesh to strengthen the nation’s foundation and developed it rapidly.
“The progress achieved by Bangladesh in socio-economic development today
reflects this reality,” she added.
Bhandari said she feels happy to state that Nepal was the seventh country
to extend early recognition to Bangladesh as an independent country.
“On behalf of the government and the people of Nepal and on my own behalf,
I would like to extend my best wishes to the friendly people of Bangladesh
for the achievement of peace, progress and prosperity as envisioned by the
martyrs,” she also wrote.
The Nepalese President left the National Memorial for the capital around
Strict security measures were taken at the memorial and it’s adjacent areas
ahead of her visit there.
Earlier, Bhandari arrived here this morning on a two-day official visit to
join the grand celebrations of the golden jubilee of country’s independence
and the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur
President M Abdul Hamid received his Nepalese counterpart at Hazrat
Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) around 10.17 am.