PV Desk : The Independence and National Day is today.

In the wake of the deadly novel coronavirus, the government has suspended all programmes of the day.

On the eve of the day, President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave separate messages extending heartfelt greetings and warm felicitations to the countrymen living both at home and abroad.

Paying tributes to the martyrs and veterans of the War of Liberation at the national mausoleum at Savar has been suspended.

Usually on that day, President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina place wreaths early in the morning as a mark of profound respect to the memories of the martyrs. But this year, all programmes have been suspended.

The day is a public holiday.