Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday morning paid deep homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of his 45th death anniversary and the National Mourning Day.
She placed floral wreaths at Bangabandhu’s portrait in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi Road No.32 this morning.
After the placing of wreaths, a smartly turned out contingent of Bangladesh Armed Forces gave a guard of honour as bugle played the last post.
The Prime Minister, also the eldest daughter of the Father of the Nation, stood in solemn silence in front of the portrait for some time.
Later, a munajat was offered seeking eternal peace of Bangabandhu and martyrs of August 15.
Bangabandhu, his spouse Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, his three sons– Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Jamal and Sheikh Russell– and most of the family members of three close relatives of Bangabandhu were assassinated in cold blood on August 15, 1975 by a group of disgruntled army men.
Bangabandhu’s two daughters - Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana could escape the carnage as they were staying abroad at that time.
After paying tributes to Bangabandhu, the Premier along with her daughter Saima Wazed Hossain visited the historic residence of Bangabandhu at Dhanmondi Road No. 32 which witnessed the world’s most barbaric carnage on this day 45 years ago.
PM Sheikh Hasina stayed in the house, which has now been turned into Bangabandhu Memorial Museum, for some time.
Later, the Prime Minister later went to Banani Graveyard where her mother Bangamata Fazilatun Nesa Mujib, brothers Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Jamal and Sheikh Russell and other martyrs of August 15 were laid to eternal rest.
The prime minister placed floral wreaths and also offered munajat seeking eternal peace of the departed souls of the martyrs of August 15.
BDST: 1155 HRS, AUG 15, 2020