The nation is celebrating the 50th Victory Day paying deep homage to the martyrs who laid down their lives for the country during the Liberation War.
Bangladesh was born as an independent country on this day in 1971 after the Pakistani occupation forces surrendered following a bloody nine-month war.
Along with the government, different socio-political, educational and cultural institutions and organisations are celebrating day in a scaled-back manner due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Liberation War Affairs Ministry cancelled the military parade on the occasion.
The day’s programme began with a 31-gun salute.
Tributes were paid to the martyrs of the Liberation War by placing wreaths at the National Mausoleum in Savar on behalf of President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with the rise of the sun.
The national flag was hoisted atop government, semi-government, autonomous and private offices across the country.
The day is a public holiday. National dailies brought out special supplements on the occasion.
State-owned and private television channels and radios are airing month-long special programmes highlighting the significance of the Liberation War.