President, PM pay homage to Bangabandhu

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DHAKA, Aug 15, 2018 (BSS) – President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh
Hasina today led the nation in paying homage to Father of the Nation
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman marking the 43rd anniversary of his
martyrdom.

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid homage to the
architect of the independence by placing wreaths at the portrait of
Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi Road No. 32
in the capital this morning.

The day is being observed as the National Mourning Day.

As part of the state programme, the President and the Prime Minister laid
wreaths separately at the portrait of Bangabandhu.

After placing wreaths, the President and the Prime Minister stood in solemn
silence for sometime showing respect to the great leader.

A smartly turned out contingent of Bangladesh Armed Forces gave state
salute at that time, while bugle played tune of grief and somber to the last
post.

Munajat was offered seeking eternal peace of the departed souls of the
August 15 carnage.

Bangabandhu, his spouse Sheikh Fazilatun Nesa Mujib, his three sons- Sheikh
Kamal, Sheikh Jamal and Sheikh Russell, and most of the family members of
three close relatives of Bangabandhu were killed in cold blood on August 15,
1975 by a group of disgruntled army men.

Two daughters of Bangabandhu Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and his sister
Sheikh Rehana could escape the carnage as they were staying abroad at this
time.

Sheikh Rehana, youngest daughter of Bangabandhu, Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin
Chaudhury, Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, cabinet members, Prime
Minister’s advisors, chiefs of three services, senior leaders of Awami League
and 14-Party and senior government officials were present.

Later, Sheikh Hasina, also the President of Awami League, flanked by
party’s General Secretary Obaidul Kader and senior leaders placed wreath at
the portrait of Bangabandhu on behalf of the Awami League.

After paying tributes to Bangabandhu, the Prime Minister along with her
sister Sheikh Rehana visited the historic residence of Bangabandhu at
Dhanmondi Road No. 32 which witnessed the world’s most barbaric carnage on
this day 43 years ago.

Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana stayed for some times in the house which
now has been turned into Bangabandhu Memorial Museum.

Later, the Prime Minister went to Banani Graveyard where her mother
Bangamata Fazilatun Nesa Mujib, Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Jamal and Sheikh Russell
and other martyrs of August 15 were laid to eternal rest.

Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana placed floral wreaths and spread flower
petals on their graves.

She also offered Fateha and doa seeking eternal peace of the departed souls
of the martyrs of August 15.

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