In memory of the leaders, the premier placed wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi Road No 32 here Thursday morning.
Sheikh Hasina first laid a wreath as the prime minister at the portrait of Bangabandhu around 7am. After placing the wreath, she stood in solemn silence there for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memories of the national leaders.
Later, flanked by central leaders of the party, Sheikh Hasina placed another wreath as the president of Awami League at the portrait of Bangabandhu.
Awami League Advisory Council Member Tofail Ahmed, Presidium Members Begum Matia Chowdhury, Mohammad Nasim, Kazi Zafarullah, Nurul Islam Nahid, Advocate Sahara Khatun, Dr Abdur Razzak and Muhammad Faruk Khan, General Secretray Obaidul Quader and Joint Secretaries Mahbubul Alam Hanif and Jahangir Kabir Nanak and other central leaders of the party were present.
On this day in 1975, the killers of Bangabandhu stormed into the Dhaka Central Jail in the early hours and assassinated four national leaders -- Tajuddin Ahmed, Syed Nazrul Islam, Captain Monsur Ali and AHM Kamaruzzaman -- who led the Liberation War in the absence of Bangabandhu in 1971 and snatched the victory for the nation.