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President, PM pay homage to Bangabandhu

  • Published at 08:56 am August 15th, 2016
President, PM pay homage to Bangabandhu
They paid their homage by placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi Road No 32 in Dhaka on Monday morning, reports BSS. As part of the state programme, the president and the prime Minister laid the wreaths separately at the portrait of Bangabandhu. After placing wreaths, they stood in solemn silence there for sometime as a mark of respect to the great leader. Bangabandhu's younger daughter Sheikh Rehana and Sheikh Hasina's daughter Saima Hossain Putul accompanied the prime minister in paying homage to Bangabandhu. A smartly turned out contingent of Bangladesh Armed Forces gave an honour guard, while bugle played tune of grief and somber. Munajat was offered seeking eternal peace of the departed souls. Bangabandhu, his spouse Sheikh Fazilatun Nesa Mujib, his three sons Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Jamal and Sheikh Russell and other martyrs were brutally killed in the August 15 carnage by a group of derailed junior military officers. Bangabandhu's two daughters survived the carnage as they were in Germany at that time. Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury and Deputy Leader of the Jatiya Sangsad Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury, cabinet members, prime minister's advisers, parliament members, cabinet secretary, chiefs of the three services, senior leaders of Bangladesh Awami League and 14-Party and senior government officials were present on the occasion. Flanked by senior party leaders, Sheikh Hasina, also the president of Awami League, placed another wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu. Later, the she visited the historic residence of Bangabandu in Dhanmondi which had witnessed world's one of the most barbaric carnage on this day in 1975. Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury placed wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu while President of Supreme Court Bar Association Advocate Yusuf Hossain Humayun placed wreath on behalf of Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha. The 14-Party Combine, led by Health Minister and AL Presidium Member Mohammad Nasim, Information Minister and JASOD President Hasanul Haque Inu, Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister and Workers Party President Rashed Khan Menon, Samyabadi Dal President and former minister Dilip Barua also placed wreaths at the portrait of the Father of the Nation. Later, the Prime Minister went to Banani Graveyard in the city and paid homage to her mother Bangamata Fazilatun Nesa Mujib, Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Jamal and Sheikh Russell and other martyrs of August 15 by placing wreaths and spreading flower petals on their graves. She also offered Fateha and doa seeking eternal peace of the departed souls of the martyrs of August 15. Sheikh Rehana, Saima Hossain Putul, Awami League General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam, central leaders of Awami League and mayors of Dhaka north and south city corporations were present.
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