2018-03-27 05:54:46 BdST
Nation sings 'Amar Sonar Bangla' simultaneously countrywide
The nation on Monday sang the country's national anthem 'Amar Sonar Bangla' written by Rabindranath Tagore in correct form at 8.08 am across the country and Bangladesh missions abroad on occasion of the 48th Independence and National Day.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina led the nation to sing the anthem at a rally of children and juveniles at Bangabandhu National Stadium here.
The premier also distributed prizes among the winners of nationwide school competitions on singing the national anthem in the correct melody and rhymes.
Earlier, under the initiative of the Prime Minister's Office and supervision of Cabinet Division, competitions on singing national anthem in chorus at every educational institution across the country were held between January 20 and March 15.
Around 63 lakh students of primary, secondary and higher secondary and madrasa levels took part in the competitions.
The competition was held at national level on March 15.
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