Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday (Jan 10) paid rich tributes to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of his historic Homecoming Day. She paid the homage by placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in the capital. Cabinet members including industry minister Amir Hossain Amu, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed, Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader and Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan were also present on the occasion, local media reports said.
After laying the wreaths, the PM stood in solemn silence for sometime as a mark of profound respect to the memory of Bangabandhu. Flanked by central leaders of the party, Sheikh Hasina, also the president of Bangladesh Awami League, placed another wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu on behalf of her party.
On this day in 1972, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib returned to independent and sovereign Bangladesh after over nine and half months of captivity in a Pakistan jail. Since then, the nation observes the day as the Homecoming Day of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.