Prime Minister and Bangladesh Awami League President Sheikh Hasina today paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of her party’s absolute victory in 11th parliamentary elections.
The premier paid the homage by placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in the city in the morning, local media reports said.
After laying the wreath, Sheikh Hasina stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of Bangabandhu, the architect of independence.
Bangabandhu’s younger daughter Sheikh Rehana and Sheikh Hasina’s daughter Saima Hossain Putul were also present on the occasion.
Flanked by senior Awami League leaders, Sheikh Hasina placed another wreath at Bangabandhu’s portrait as the party chief.
Awami League Advisory Council Members Amir Hossain Amu, Tofail Ahmed, Dr Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir, Kazi Akram Uddin Ahmed, Mozaffar Hossain Paltu and Advocate Yusuf Hossain Humayun, AL Presidium Members Matia Chowdhury, Mohammad Nasim, Abdul Matin Khashru and Abdul Mannan Khan, PM’s Advisers HT Imam and Salman F Rahman, AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader, Joint Secretaries Dr Dipu Moni, Jahangir Kabir Nanak and Abdur Rahman, Organizing Secretaries AFM Bahauddin Nasim and BM Mozammel Haque, Publicity and Publication Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud, central leaders Advocate Afzal Hussain, Sujit Roy Nandi, Harunur Rashid, Delwar Hossain, Barrister Biplab Barua, Aktaruzzaman, Anwar Hossain and Shahabuddin Farazi were present on the occasion, among others.
Later, associate bodies of Bangladesh Awami League including Dhaka City North and South AL, Chhatra League, Jubo League, Sramik League, Krishak League, Mohila Awami League and Swechchhasebak League placed wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu marking the AL’s landslide victory in the national polls.
Accompanied by Sheikh Rehana and Saima Hossain Putul, the prime minister went to the Banani Graveyard and paid tributes to the martyrs of the August 15 carnage by placing wreaths and spreading flower petals. She also offered fateha and joined a munajat there.
The Awami League president also paid tributes to the three slain national leaders — Syed Nazrul Islam, Tazuddin Ahmed and Captain Monsur Ali — by placing wreaths at their graves there.
The three leaders along with AHM Qamaruzzaman were brutally killed inside Dhaka Central Jail on Nov 3 in 1975.