President to pay homage to Bangabandhu tomorrow

DHAKA, President M Abdul Hamid will pay homage to

Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman tomorrow marking the

birthday of the greatest leader of Bangalee nation and the National

Children’s Day.

The day is very significant for Bangalees as the nation is set to

celebrate the day as part of the various programmes slated for the ‘Mujib

Barsha’, the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu, who was

born at Tungipara in Gopalganj on March 17, 1920.

But due to the recent worldwide outbreak of the fatal disease COVID-19

(Coronavirus), the ‘Mujib Year’ programmes were curtailed to avoid any sorts

of mass gatherings fearing the contagious disease.

As part of the Children’s Day programmes, the President will pay tribute

to Father of the Nation by placing a wreath at his mazar (mausoleum) at

Tungipara tomorrow morning.

A smartly turned-out contingent drawn from Bangladesh Army, Navy and Air

Force will give a guard of honour to the President on the occasion.

The head of the state will offer Fateha there seeking eternal peace of the

departed soul of Bangabandhu and other family members, who were brutally

killed by a group of disgruntled army personnel on the fateful night of

August 15 in 1975.

President Hamid is scheduled to sign the visitor’s book kept on the mazar

premises.

On his arrival there, President Abdul Hamid will be received by Prime

Minister Sheikh Hasina and senior politicians, President Press Secretary

Joynal Abedin told BSS today.

Later, in the evening, the President recorded speech will be telecast in

the radio and television on the occasion immediately after 8pm.

Earlier, the President will arrange a milad mahfil and discussion at

Bangabhaban in the evening Abedin added.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)