Awami League (AL) and different socio-cultural organisations on Sunday paid homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths at his portrait in the capital's Dhanmondi area marking the 53rd Independence and National Day.
Since the dawn, leaders and activists of the ruling party and the people of all strata have flooded in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmodi road-32 in Dhaka and its adjacent areas as the attendance of the common peoples create a festive mood during the time.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid deep respect to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, also the great architect of independent Bangladesh, by placing floral wreaths at his portrait on Sunday this morning.
After laying the wreath, the
Premier stood in solemn silence for some time as
a mark of profound respect to the memory of Bangabandhu, the greatest
Bangalee of all times. A smartly turned-out army contingent gave an honour
guard on the occasion.
During the time, Awami League (AL) Advisory Council Member Amir Hossain Amu,
its Presidium Member and Deputy Leader of the House Begum Matia Chowdhury,
General Secretary Obaidul Quader, Presidium Members Shahjahan Khan, Jahangir
Kabir Nanak, Abdur Rahman, Advocate Quamrul Islam and Dr Mostafa Jalal
Mahiuddin, Joint General Secretary and Information and Broadcasting Minister
Dr Hasan Mahmud, other Joint General Secretaries Mahbubul Alam Hanif and AFM
Bahauddin Nasim, Organising Secretaries Ahmed Hossain, BM Mozammel Haque, Abu
Sayeed Al Mahmood Swapon, SM Kamal Hossain, Mirza Azam and Afzal Hossain,
Publicity and Publication Secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap, Office Secretary
Biplob Barua and Deputy Office Secretary Sayem Khan were present, among
After the departure of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also the president of
Awami League, leaders of various political, social, cultural and professional
bodies started gathering on the premises of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum with
processions to pay homage to Bangabandhu since the morning. They chanted
different slogans including 'Joy Bangla', 'Joy Bangabandhu', 'Swadinatar Apar
nam Sheikh Mujibur Rahman', 'Bangabandhur Banglai Rajakarer Thai Nai' to mark
Apart from AL, leaders and workers of its associate and like-minded bodies
like Dhaka city north and south units of AL, Awami Jubo League, Awami
Swechasebok League, Bangladesh Chhatra League, Bangladesh Jatiya Sramik
League, Bangladesh Krishak League, Mahila Awami League, Jubo Mahila League
and Tanti League also paid homage to the portrait of Bangabandhu during the
Later, Dhaka University Chattra League, Dhaka City North and South units
Chattra League, Jubo League and Swechasebok League of the units, Dhaka
College unit Chattra League placed floral wreaths at the portrait of
Bangabandhu to mark the day.
In addition, Dhaka University, Bangabandhu Parishad, Mahila Sramik League,
Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote, Awami Muktijoddha Projonmo League, Matsyajibi
League, Muktijoddha Janata League and Bangabandu Ain Chhatra Parishad also
paid rich tributes to Bangabandhu on the occasion.