Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday paid rich tributes to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, marking the 45th anniversary of his martyrdom and the National Mourning Day.
The Prime Minister paid homage to the Father of the Nation by placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi Road No 32.
After placing wreaths, the Prime Minister stood in solemn silence there for some time showing respect to the great leader and the great architect of Bangladesh’s independence.
A smartly turned out contingent of Bangladesh Armed Forces gave state salute, while bugle played the tune of grief and somber to the last post.
A munajat was also offered seeking the eternal peace of the departed souls of the August 15 carnage.
After paying tributes to Bangabandhu, the Priem Minister along with her daughter, Saima Wazed Hossain, visited the historic residence of Bangabandhu, which has now been turned into Bangabandhu Memorial Museum, and stayed there for some time.
From Dhanmondi, the Prime Minister went to Banani Graveyard where her mother Bangamata Fazilatunnesa Mujib, brothers Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Jamal and Sheikh Russell, and other martyrs of August 15 were laid to eternal rest.
The Prime Minister placed wreaths and spread petals on their graves.
She also offered Fateha and doa seeking the eternal peace of the departed souls of the martyrs of August 15.
Bangabandhu, his spouse Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, his three sons – Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Jamal and Sheikh Russell – and most of the family members of three close relatives of Bangabandhu were assassinated in cold blood on August 15, 1975 by a cabal of heinous army men.
Two daughters of Bangabandhu Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her sister Sheikh Rehana could escape the carnage as they were staying abroad at that time.