PM pays homage to Bangabandhu in Tungipara

PM pays homage to Bangabandhu in Tungipara


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing a wreath at his mazar here today marking the 41st martyrdom anniversary of the great leader and also the National Mourning Day.After laying the wreath, the prime minister stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of the architect of the independence, who was brutally killed by some disgruntled army men on the dreadful night of August 15, 1975 along with most of his family members.A smartly turned out contingent drawn from the three services gave a state salute on the occasion, while bugle played the last post.

Chiefs of the three services were present at that time.Accompanied by Sheikh Rehana, the younger daughter of Bangabandhu, the premier then offered munajat at the mazar seeking eternal peace of departed souls of the Father of the Nation, Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib and other martyrs of August 15, 1975 massacre.Prayers were also offered seeking continued peace, progress and prosperity of the nation.Prime Minister’s daughter Saima Wazed Hossain and other family members were present.Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed, Awami League Presidium Members Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim and Kazi Zafarullah, Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury, Minister for Public Administration Syed Ashraful Islam, LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Engineer Khandakar Mosharraf Hossain, Public Works and Housing Minister Engineer Mosharraf Hossain, Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan, Minister for Liberation War Affairs AKM Mozammel Haq, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, Land Minister Shamsur Rahman Sharif, State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroz Chumki,State Minister for Post and Telecommunication Advocate Tarana Halm, State Minister for Land Saifuzzaman Chowdhury Javed, Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports Arif Khan Joy, former chief whip Abul Hasnat Abdullah, AL Joint Secretary Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Organizing Secretaries AFM Bahauddin Nasim and BM Mozammel, Muhammad Faruk Khan, MP and Sheikh Helaluddin, MP, were present on the occasion.Besides, Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam, PM’s Principal Secretary Abul Kalam Azad and Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim Helal were present.Sheikh Hasina, also the president of Awami League along with the central Awami League leaders placed another wreath at the mazar of Bangabandhu on behalf of the party.Later, leaders of different associate bodies of Bangladesh Awami League placed wreaths at the mazar.The prime minister, cabinet members, party leaders and workers joined a milad and doa mahfil on the mazar premises marking the National Mourning Day, organized by the cabinet division and Gopalganj district administration.Earlier, Sheikh Hasina arrived Tungipara, the ancestral home of Bangabandhu, by an Air Force helicopter after placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu at Dhanmondi 32 in Dhaka as part of the national programme marking the National Mourning Day.The prime minister also went to the Banani graveyard and spread flower petals on the graves of the August 15 carnage and offered fateha and joined a munajat there.


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