Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday paid rich tributes to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding president of Bangladesh, on the occasion of the historic Homecoming Day of the architect of the country’s independence.
She paid the homage by placing wreaths at the portrait of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi area in the morning.
After laying the wreaths, the PM stood there in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of the great leader of the country.
Flanked by ministers and central leaders of the party, Sheikh Hasina, also the president of Bangladesh Awami League, placed another wreath at the portrait on behalf of her party.
Sheikh Rehana, the youngest daughter of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, senior leaders of AL, including Amir Hossain Amu, Tofail Ahmed, Matia Chowdhury, Obaidul Quader, Shajahan Khan, Hasan Mahmud, Dipu Moni, Bahauddin Nasim, Yusuf Hossain, Biplob Barua as well as leaders of its different associate bodies were present.
Later, the leaders of Awami League’s associate bodies, including Juba League, Chhatra League, Shrameek League, Mahila Awami League, Swechchhasebak League, Juba Mahila League, Krishak League, Dhaka city AL and other socio-cultural organisations laid wreaths at the portrait of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman returned to independent Bangladesh via London and New Delhi on January 10 in 1972, after long captivity in Pakistani jail.
Since then, the nation observes the day as the Homecoming Day of the founding president of Bangladesh.
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