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President, PM pay homage to Bangabandhu

  • They placed wreaths at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in Dhanmondi
  • Nation observes Mourning Day
Update : 15 Aug 2023, 11:16 AM

President Mohammed Shahabuddin and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, marking his 48th martyrdom anniversary and the National Mourning Day.

The head of the state paid glowing tributes to the Father of the Nation by placing a wreath at his portrait in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi-32 at 6:30am.
 
Earlier, on his arrival there, the president was welcomed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at about 6:28am.
 
Later, both the president and the prime minister placed wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu, also the great architect of Independent Bangladesh and the greatest Bangali of all time.
 
After laying the wreaths, they stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of the Father of the Nation.
 
A smartly turned-out contingent drawn from the Bangladesh Army, Navy, and Air Force presented the state salute while the bugles played the last post.

President Mohammed Shahabuddin and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina offer special prayers for Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and other August 15 martyrs marking National Mourning Day at Dhaka’s Dhanmondi on Tuesday, August 15, 2023. Photo: Focus Bangla
Bangabandhu's youngest daughter Sheikh Rehana, sister of the prime minister, parliament speaker, chief justice, cabinet members, senior Awami League leaders, and chiefs of three services, among others, were present on the occasion.
 
Valiant Freedom Fighter and veteran politician President Shahabuddin offered Fateha and munajat seeking eternal peace of the departed souls of Bangabandhu as well as other martyrs of the August 15 carnage.

From Dhanmondi, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina later went to the Banani Graveyard where her mother, brothers Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Jamal, and Sheikh Russel, and other martyrs of August 15, 1975, were laid to eternal rest.
She placed wreaths and spread flower petals on their graves.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also offered Fateha and prayed for eternal peace for the departed souls of the martyrs of August 15.

The day is being observed across the country as National Mourning Day.

Bangabandhu, his spouse, and three sons - Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Jamal, and Sheikh Russel- and most of the family members were assassinated in cold blood on the fateful night of August 15, 1975, by a group of disgruntled army men.

Two daughters of Bangabandhu -- incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her sister Sheikh Rehana -- could escape the carnage as they were abroad at that time. 

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