A huge crowd has gathered before the Shaheed Minar at Chittagong with flags and flowers to celebrate 45 years of victory in the Liberation War.
A police team was the first to place flowers at the Shaheed Minar on Friday, followed by politicians and people from all walks of life.
The freedom fighters remembered those martyred in the nine-month war in 1971.
They then led the others in taking a pledge to eliminate war criminals and extremists from the motherland.
Expatriates Welfare Minister Nurul Islam BSC, State Minister for Land Saifuddin Chowhdury Javed and City Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin placed wreaths on the monument.
Deputy Inspector General Md Shafikul Islam, Chittagong Police Commissioner Iqbal Bahar and Deputy Commissioner Samsul Arefin also paid tribute.
The Shaheed Minar was opened to the crowd gathered at the premises after the Awami League, BNP and other political and cultural organisations paid their respects.