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Abdul Hamid takes oath for second term

Abdul Hamid takes oath for second term

President Md. Abdul Hamid on Tuesday evening took oath as head of the state for the second consecutive term.

Md. Abdul Hamid has been sworn in as the President of Bangladesh for a second consecutive term. Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered his oath of office at the Bangabhaban Darbar Hall on Tuesday (Apr 24), local media reports said.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, chief justice, former presidents, judges, members of the cabinet, lawmakers, senior politicians, diplomats and other distinguished personalities were attend the ceremony.

On Feb 7, Hamid was re-elected as the country's president for a second term.

On Mar 14, 2013, Hamid took the responsibility of president in-charge when the then president Md. Zillur Rahman was undergoing treatment in Singapore. After his death, Hamid became the acting president on Mar 20, 2013. Later, he was elected the President on Apr 22 that year.

Son of Hazi Mohammad Tayebuddin and Tamiza Khatun, Hamid was born in Kamalpur village of Mithamoin Upazila in Kishoreganj on Jan 1, 1944.

He started his political career in 1959 by joining the Chhatra League. He joined the Awami League in 1969. Hamid directly participated in the Liberation War in 1971.

In the National Assembly Election of 1970, Hamid was elected as a junior-most member from Mymensingh-18 constituency.

Father of three sons and a daughter, Hamid was elected MP for six times. He became the speaker in the ninth parliament.

For his outstanding contribution to the Liberation War, Hamid was conferred the Independence Award 2013.