Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday paid rich tributes to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding president of Bangladesh, on the occasion of the 100th birth anniversary of the great leader.
She paid the homage by placing a wreath at his portrait in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at the historic Dhanmondi 32 in the morning.
Later, she stood there in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the great leader.
Jatiya Sangsad speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, Sheikh Rehana, Saima Wazed Hossain, cabinet members, PM’s advisers, parliament members and high civil and military officials were present.
Flanked by the central party leaders of Awami League, Sheikh Hasina laid another wreath at the portrait of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on behalf of her party as the president.
Later, speaker Shirin Sharmin and chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain separately placed wreaths at the portrait of the great leader.
On this day in 1920, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was born to a respected family at Tungipara village of the then Gopalganj sub-division, now a district, as the third among six children of Sheikh Lutfur Rahman and Saira Khatun.
The history had set his course to be the architect of independent Bangladesh and the greatest Bangalee of all times after protracted struggle and personal sacrifices.
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