AL, socio-cultural bodies pay homage to Bangabandhu on Independence Day

Awami League (AL) and different socio-cultural

organisations today 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 here 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 here 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

the day.

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.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha