President, PM pay homage to Bangabandhu
15 August 2015, Nirapad News: President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also the ruling Awami League president, paid rich tributes to Bangabandhu placing wreaths at his portrait at the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum marking the National Mourning Day on Saturday.
They stood in solemn silence as the army bugle played the last post. Cabinet members, chiefs of the three services and senior civil and military officials were also present.
Fateha and special munajat were offered seeking salvation of the departed souls of Bangabandhu and his dear ones lost this day in 1975 in one of the bloodiest coups in the world.
Then, Jatiya Sangsad speaker Dr Shirin Shermin Choudhury and Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha placed wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu around 6:42am.
Hasina also placed a separate wreath at Mujib’s portrait at the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum as the Awami League chief, along with the party leaders.
During the time, Awami League advisory council member Syeda Sajeda Choudhury, Industries minister Amir Hossain Amu, Commerce Minsiter Tofail Ahmed, advisory council member Suranjit Sengupta, presidium member and agriculture minister Motia Chowdhury, road transport and birges minister Obaidul Kader and party’s general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam were also present.
Then, senior leaders of 14-party alliance, including, heath minister Mohammad Nasim, information minister Hasanukl Haque Inu placed floral wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu.
Later, deputy speaker, Dhaka City Corporation (south) mayor, leaders of other front organizations of ruling party paid rich tributes to the father of the nation.
Then, people from all walks of life are paying homage to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
On the other hand, after paying tributes, the prime minister spent some time at her father’s Dhanmondi house where Bangabandhu along with most of his family members was killed.
Later, she left the place for Banani graveyard around 7am to place wreaths to other martyrs on the day in 1975.