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PM’s homage to Father of Nation

January 10, 2019 00:00:00

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, accompanied by members of her cabinet, paying respects to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths at his memorial at Tungipara in Gopalganj on Wednesday — PID

TUNGIPARA, Jan 09 (UNB): Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid on Wednesday homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman here marking the installation of her government for the third consecutive term.

The Prime Minister paid tributes to Bangabandhu by placing wreaths at his graveyard here at noon.

After laying the wreaths, Sheikh Hasina stood there in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to Bangabandhu, the architect of independence.

A smartly turned out contingent drawn from the three forces gave a guard of honour to the Prime Minister, while the bugle played the last post.

Bangabandhu's younger daughter Sheikh Rehana was also present.

The prime minister offered fateha and joined a special munajat seeking eternal peace of Bangabandhu and other martyrs of the August-15 carnage.

Later, accompanied by her cabinet colleagues and senior Awami League leaders, Hasina placed another wreath at Bangabandhu's shrine.

She also joined a milad and doa mahfil held on the Bangabandhu's Memorial premises.

Advisers to the Prime Minister, AL parliament members and central leaders, cabinet secretary, secretaries concerned to the Prime Minister as well as senior civil and military officials were also present on the occasion.

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