PM pays homage to Bangabandhu in Tungipara

TUNGIPARA, Gopalganj, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

by placing a wreath at his mazar here this morning on the occasion of his

44th martyrdom anniversary and the National Mourning Day.

After laying the wreath, the prime minister stood in solemn silence for

some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of the architect of the

independence, who was brutally killed by some disgruntled army men on the

dreadful night of August 15, 1975 along with most of his family members.

A smartly turned out contingent drawn from the three services gave a state

salute on the occasion, while bugle played the last post. Chiefs of the three

services were present at that time.

The premier then offered Fateha and joined a munajat at the mazar seeking

eternal peace of the departed souls of Father of the Nation, Bangamata Begum

Fazilatunnesa Mujib and other martyrs of August 15, 1975 massacre.

Prayers were also offered seeking continued peace, progress and prosperity

of the nation.

Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Awami League (AL)

Advisory Council Members Amir Hossain Amu, Tofail Ahmed and Rashidul Alam,

its Presidium Members Begum Matia Chowdhury, Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim and

Muhammad Faruk Khan, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, Road

Transport and Bridges Minister and AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader,

Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal,

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud, Local Government Minister Tazul Islam,

Health Minister Zahid Maleque, Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Mazumdar, Jatiya

Sangsad Chief Whip NooreAlam Chowdhury Liton, AL Joint Secretaries Mahbub

ul Alam Hanif, Jahangir Kabir Nanak and Abdur Rahman, Organizing Secretaries

AFM Bahauddin Nasaim and BM Mozammel Haque, State Minister for Shipping

Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, Deputy Minister for Water Resources AKM Enamul Haque

Shamim, Deputy Minister for Education Barrister Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury

Nowfel, former minister Engineer Mosharraf Hossain, MP, Abul Hasnat Abdullah,

MP, Shahjahan Khan, MP, Sheikh Helal Uddin, MP, Mirza Azam, MP, and Sheikh

Tanmoy, MP, and AL central leaders Advocate Afzal Hussain, Dr Abdus Sobhan

Golap, SM Kamal Hossain, Barrister Biplab Barua were present on the occasion,

among others.

Besides, PM's Security Adviser Major General (retd) Tariq Ahmed Siddiq,

Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam, PM's Principal Secretary Md Nojibur

Rahman, Principal Coordinator on SDG Md Abul Kalam Azad, Inspector General of

Police Dr Mohammad Javed Patwary, PMO Secretary Sajjadul Hassan, Information

Secretary Abdul Malek, PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim and high civil and

military officials were present.

Later, flanked by senior Awami League (AL) leaders, Sheikh Hasina, also the

AL president, placed another wreath at the mazar of Bangabandhu on behalf of

the party.

The prime minister along with cabinet members, party leaders and workers

joined a milad and doa mahfil on the mazar premises marking the National

Mourning Day, organised by the cabinet division and Gopalganj district

administration.

Saima Wazed Hossain, daughter of the premier, was also present on the occasion.

Earlier, Sheikh Hasina arrived in Tungipara, the ancestral home of

Bangabandhu, by an Air Force helicopter after placing wreaths at the portrait

of Bangabandhu at Dhanmondi 32 in Dhaka as part of the national programmes

marking the National Mourning Day.

The prime minister also went to the Banani graveyard and spread flower

petals on the graves of the martyrs of August 15 carnage and offered fateha

and joined a munajat there.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)