Staff Correspondent: Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina yesterday paid tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of her party’s absolute victory in 11th national election.
The Prime Minister paid the homage by placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in the city.
After laying the wreaths, Sheikh Hasina stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of Bangabandhu, the architect of independence.
Flanked by senior Awami League leaders, Hasina placed another wreath at Bangabandhu’s portrait as the party chief. Bangabandhu’s younger daughter Sheikh Rehana and Sheikh Hasina’s daughter Saima Hossain Putul were also present on the occasion.
AL Advisory Council Members Amir Hossain Amu, Tofail Ahmed, Dr Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir, Kazi Akram Uddin Ahmed, Mozaffar Hossain Paltu and Advocate Yusuf Hossain Humayun; AL Presidium Members Matia Chowdhury, Mohammad Nasim, Abdul Matin Khashru and Abdul Mannan Khan; PM’s Advisers HT Imam and Salman F Rahman, AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader, Joint Secretaries Dr Mahbubul Alam Hanif, Dr Dipu Moni, Jahangir Kabir Nanak and Abdur Rahman; Organising Secretaries AFM Bahauddin Nasim and BM Mozammel Haque, Publicity and Publication Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud, party central leaders Advocate Afzal Hussain, Sujit Roy Nandi, Harunur Rashid, Delwar Hossain, Barrister Biplab Barua, Aktaruzzaman, Anwar Hossain and Shahabuddin Farazi were present, among others, on the occasion.
Later, leaders of associate bodies of Awami League, including Dhaka City North and South AL, Chhatra League, Jubo League, Sramik League, Krishak League, Mohila Awami League and Swechchhasebak League placed wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu marking the AL’s landslide victory in the national election.
Accompanied by Sheikh Rehana and Saima Hossain Putul, the Prime Minister also went to the Banani Graveyard and paid tributes to the martyrs of the August 15 carnage by placings wreaths and showring petals.
She also offered fateha and joined a munajat there.
The AL president also paid tributes to the three national leaders — Syed Nazrul Islam, Tazuddin Ahmed and Captain Monsur Ali — by placing wreaths at their graves there.
The three leaders along with AHM Qamaruzzaman were brutally killed inside Dhaka Central Jail on November 3, 1975.