The president, Abdul Hamid, and the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, paid rich tributes to the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths at his mausoleum at Tungipara in Gopalganj on Thursday morning marking the 97th birthday of the great leader.
President Abdul Hamid first laid a wreath at the mazar of Bangabandhu followed by the prime minister,
United News of Bangladesh reports.
After placing the wreaths, they stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as the bugle played the last post.
A smartly turned out contingent drawn from Bangladesh Army, Navy and Air Force gave a guard of honour on the occasion.
Abdul Hamid and Sheikh Hasina offered fatiha and joined a munajat seeking eternal peace of the departed soul of Bangabandhu as well as other martyrs of the August 15 carnage.
Later, the president signed the visitors’ book kept on the mausoleum premises.
Flanked by senior leaders of the party, Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League president, placed another wreath at the grave of Sheikh Mujib on behalf of Awami League.
The prime minister flew to Tungipara after placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of
Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi Road 32 in the capital.
The birthday of Bangabandhu is being observed across the country today as the National Children’s Day.
source : the new age