PM, cabinet pay homage to Bangabandhu

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Gopalganj, Jan 09: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her new cabinet colleagues paid homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on Wednesday on the occasion of installation of her government for the third consecutive term.The prime minister, flanked by new cabinet colleagues, paid tributes to Bangabandhu by placing a wreath at his shrine in Tungipara around 12pm.

Sheikh Hasina joined a special munajat and offered fateha seeking eternal peace of Bangabandhu.

Earlier on Wednesday, the prime minister and her new cabinet colleagues paid homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths at his portrait in front of Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi in the capital.

Later, the premier paid homage to the martyrs of the Liberation War on the occasion of installation of her government for the third consecutive term.

Accompanied by the new cabinet colleagues, Sheikh Hasina paid tributes to the martyrs by placing a wreath at the altar of the National Memorial at Savar this morning, a day after she took oath as the prime minister for the fourth time.

Awami League President Sheikh Hasina took oath as the prime minister for the fourth time, the third in a row, heading a 47-member council of ministers yesterday, a week after the Awami League-led Grand Alliance’s landslide victory in the 11th parliamentary election held on December 30.

The new cabinet comprising 24 ministers, 19 state ministers and three deputy ministers took oath at a state ceremony at Bangabhaban Darbar Hallon Monday afternoon.