President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has Wednesday visited the National Martyrs’ Memorial and Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in Dhaka as part of his ongoing two-day state visit to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. First Lady Fazna Ahmed accompanied him.

The National Martyrs’ Memorial, locally Jatiyo Smriti Soudho, is a prominent national monument in the Savar Upazila district in Dhaka, the capital city. Honouring all those who sacrificed their lives during the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971, which delivered independence for the nation, the memorial serves as a symbol of Bangladeshi freedom won through great sacrifice.

While at the National Martyrs’ Memorial, President Solih attended a wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate the heroism and patriotism of those who sacrificed their lives to win Bangladesh’s independence. He also signed the visitor’s book and planted a sapling at the site.

President Solih then went on to visit the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum and toured the museum grounds. Bangabandhu Memorial Museum was the home of Late Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, later converted into the museum. The establishment is a monument celebrating his lifetime of accomplishments and struggles. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman laid the groundwork for Bangladesh to attain independence and is remembered fondly as an icon of democracy and self-determination.

Later in the evening, President Solih is scheduled to attend the ‘Birth Centenary of Bangabandhu Sheik Mujibur Rahman’ as the guest of honour.