Dhaka, Mar 17: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman heralding the nationwide programmes on the occasion of the 100th birthday of the great leader.The premier paid the homage by placing a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at the historic 32 Dhanmondi Road here this morning, BSS reported.
After laying the wreath, she stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of Father of the Nation.
Cabinet members, PM’s advisers, parliament members and senior leaders of Bangladesh Awami League (AL) were present.
Later, flanked by the central party leaders of AL, Sheikh Hasina laid another wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu on behalf of her party as the president of Bangladesh Awami League.
PM’s Adviser HT Imam, AL Advisory Council Members Amir Hossain Amu, Tofail Ahmed and Advocate Yusuf Hossain Humayun, Presidium Members Begum Matia Chowdhury, Abdul Matin Khashru and Dr Abdur Razzaque, Acting General Secretary Mahbub-ul Alam Hanif, Joint Secretary Abdur Rahman, Organizing Secretaries AFM Bahauddin Nasim, Enamul Haque Shamim, B M Mozemmel Haque, Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury and Abu Sayeed Al Mahmud Swapan, Publicity and Publication Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud, Information and Research Secretary Advocate Afzal Husain, Relief and Welfare Secretary Sujit Roy Nandi and other leaders of the party were present on the occasion.
Later, the leaders of associate bodies of Awami League and other socio cultural organisations placed wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu.
The birthday of Bangabandhu is being observed across the country today as the National Children’s Day.
The theme of this year’s birthday of Bangabandhu and National Children’s Day is “Bangabandhu’s birthday, rinse life of the children with colour”.