Bangladesh wrote another golden chapter in history on Saturday when Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina opened the Padma Bridge turning the nation’s dream into a reality.
A jubilant nation cheered the prime minister as she unveiled the plaque and mural-1 at Mawa end of the 6.15-km bridge, the longest such infrastructure in the country built with own funds, at around 12 pm. A munahat was also offered.
Then the prime got on the bridge and stood midway for some time when she witnessed a spectacular fly-past displayed by Air Force to mark the gala event. Later, she drove Jajira end and unveiled the plaque and mural-2 there at 12:36pm. Another munajat was also offered there.
Later, Hasina addressed a mammoth rally at Kathalbari in Shibchar of Madaripur, which was organised by her party –Bangladesh Awami League.