TUNGIPARA, GOPALGANJ, May 7, 2018 (BSS) – President M Abdul Hamid paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing a wreath at his Mazar here this afternoon.
The President today went to Tungipara for paying glowing tributes to Bangabandhu 13 days after he took the oath of office as the head of the state for the second consecutive term.
Sworn in as the 21st President of the country on April 24, Hamid was scheduled to visit Tungipara on April 26 but the programme was postponed on his health grounds.
President Hamid laid the wreath at the Mazar of Bangabandhu at about 1:46 pm. After placing the wreath, he stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of Father of the Nation when the bugles played the last post.
A smartly turned out contingent drawn from Bangladesh Army, Navy and Air Force presented a guard of honour on the occasion.
The President offered fateha and munajat seeking eternal peace of the departed soul of Bangabandhu and his family members who were brutally killed on the fateful August 15 in 1975.
Later Hamid signed the visitor’s book kept on Mazar premises.
Chiefs of three services, Sheikh Helal Uddin, MP, Rejwan Ahammad Taufiq, MP, local political leaders, civil and military high officials and secretaries concerned to the President were, among others, present on the occasion.