Awami League and other social, cultural and political organizations today placed wreaths at the portrait of to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the graves of four national leaders marking the Jail Killing Day.
On November 3 in 1975, the killers of Bangabandhu stormed into the Dhaka Central Jail in the early hours and assassinated four national leaders -- Tajuddin Ahmed, Syed Nazrul Islam, Captain Monsur Ali and AHM Kamaruzzaman -- who led the Liberation War in the absence of Bangabandhu in 1971 and snatched the victory for the nation.
The AL placed wreath at Bangabandhu's portrait at Dhanmondi and the graves of three national leaders at Banani graveyard in the city. Wreath was also placed at AHM Kamaruzzaman's grave in Rajshahi.
Prime Minister and AL President Sheikh Hasina paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and four national leaders marking the Jail Killing Day today.
In memory of the leaders, the premier placed wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi Road No 32 here this morning.
Sheikh Hasina first laid a wreath as the prime minister at the portrait of Bangabandhu around 7:00 am. After placing the wreath, she stood in solemn silence there for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memories of the national leaders.
Later, flanked by central leaders of the party, Sheikh Hasina placed another wreath as the president of Awami League at the portrait of Bangabandhu.
Awami League Advisory Council Member Tofail Ahmed, Presidium Members Begum Matia Chowdhury, Mohammad Nasim, Kazi Zafarullah, Nurul Islam Nahid, Advocate Sahara Khatun, Dr Abdur Razzak and Muhammad Faruk Khan, General Secretary Obaidul Quader and Joint Secretaries Mahbubul Alam Hanif and Jahangir Kabir Nanak and other central leaders of the party were present.
Later, the AL leaders placed wreaths at the graves of August 15 martyrs and the national leaders at Banani graveyard and offered fateha. A milad mahfil and special munajat were also held there.
Same programmes were observed at Kadirganj in Rajshahi where AHM Kamaruzzaman has been buried.
Besides, Dhaka city AL, Mahila Awami League, Juba League, Sechchhasebak League, Krishak League, Chhatra League, Sramik League, Joy Bangla Sangskritik Oikya, Awami Muktijoddha League, Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote and other social cultural and political organizations paid homage to the August 15 martyrs and four national leaders.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)