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Homecoming Day: PM pays tributes to Bangabandhu

  • Published at 09:56 am January 10th, 2019
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina places a wreath at the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in Dhaka's Dhanmondi on Thursday, January 10, 2019 PID

Sheikh Hasina was joined by leaders of Awami League’s associate bodies to mark the occasion

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has paid homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of Homecoming Day.

She paid the tribute to the architect of Bangladesh's independence by placing wreaths at his portrait in front of the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum, in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi area, on Thursday.

The prime minister stood there in solemn silence showing deep respect for the Father of the Nation, reports UNB.

Flanked by ministers and central leaders of Bangladesh Awami League, Sheikh Hasina placed another wreath at the portrait as the Bangladesh Awami League party president.

Later, leaders of Awami League's associate bodies—including: Jubo League, Chhatra League, Sramik League, Mohila Awami League, Swechchhasebak League, Krishak League, and different socio-cultural organizations—placed wreaths at the portrait of the great leader.

Homecoming day marks the day Bangabandhu returned to an independent Bangladesh—via London and New Delhi—on January 10, 1972. This followed his 290 days of captivity in a Pakistani jail.