President Md. Abdul Hamid on Monday (May 7) paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing a wreath at his Mazar in Tungipara. The President went to Tungipara, the ancestral home of the Father of the Nation, for paying homage 13 days after he took the oath of office as the head of the state for the second consecutive term, local media reports said.
Sworn in as the 21st President of Bangladesh on Apr 24, Hamid was scheduled to visit Tungipara on Apr 26, but the programme was deffered due to unavoidable reasons.
President Hamid laid the wreath at the Mazar of Bangabandhu. After placing the wreath, he stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of Father of the Nation when as the bugles played the last post.
A smartly turned out contingent drawn from Bangladesh Army, Navy and Air Force presented a honour guard on the occasion.
The President offered Fateha and Munajat seeking eternal peace of the departed soul of Bangabandhu and his family members who were brutally killed on the fateful Aug 15 in 1975. Later Hamid signed the visitor's book kept at Tungipara Mazar premises.
Chief of Army Staff General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Mohammad Nizamuddin Ahmed, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Abu Esrar, Sheikh Helal Uddin, MP, Rejwan Ahammad Taufiq, MP, local political leaders, civil and military high officials and secretaries concerned to the President, among others, were present there.