Birthday of Father of the Nation | President and PM pays rich tribute

Today is the Birthday of father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Bangladesh President Zillur Rahman and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today paid their rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on his 91st birth anniversary by placing wreaths separately at his mazar (tomb) here.

Both President Zillur Rahman and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina proceeded to the mazar of the great leader in slow pace at around 10.20am and placed the wreaths. The President placed the wreaths first and the Prime Minister followed him.

After placing the wreaths, they stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of respect to the memory of Bangabandhu, the undisputed leader, who organized the Bengali nation through his dynamic leadership to fight against oppression and repression by Pakistani rulers and achieve the independence of the country.

The President and Prime Minister also offered munajat at the mazar. A smartly turned out contingent of the three services also presented armed salute of honor on the occasion amid bugle playing.

Ministers, advisers to the Prime Minister, chiefs of the three services, and senior leaders of Awami League, among others, were present.

President Zillur Rahman and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also signed the visitor’s book kept on the premises of the mazar.

Later, the Prime Minister placed wreath on behalf of the Awami League along with the senior party leaders.

Deputy Leader of the Parliament and Awami League Presidium Member Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury, Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury, Awami League Presidium Member Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, Commerce Minister Faruk Khan, Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni and Communication Minister Abul Hossain were present, among others.

Earlier on his arrival here, the President was received by the Prime Minister.

TUNGIPARA, March 17 (BSS)

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