Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has paid tributes to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of his 99th birthday.
She paid homage by placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at historic Dhanmondi 32 in Dhaka on Saturday.
After laying the wreaths, she stood in solemn silence for a while as a mark of profound respect to the memory of the Father of the Nation.
Cabinet members, PM's advisers, parliament members and senior leaders of Bangladesh Awami League were present.
Later, flanked by the central leaders of Awami League, Sheikh Hasina laid another wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu on behalf of her party as its president.
Senior Awami League leaders Amir Hossain Amu, Begum Matia Chowdhury, Obaidul Quader, Advocate Sahara Khatun, Satish Chandra Roy, LGRD Minister Engineer Khandakar Mosharraf Hossain, Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan, Food Minister Advocate Quamrul Islam, Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif, Jahangir Kabir Nanak and Jatiya Sangsad Chief Whip ASM Feroze were, among others, present.
Later, Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sayeed Khokan and leaders of associate bodies of Awami League and other sociocultural organisations placed wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu.
The birthday of Bangabandhu is being observed across the country today as the National Children's Day.