Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman placing wreaths at his portrait in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi on the occasion of historic March 7.
She first laid a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu as the prime minister and stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of respect to the memory of Bangabandhu.
Later, Sheikh Hasina, also the president of Bangladesh Awami League, and party leaders placed another wreath at the portrait of the Father of the Nation on behalf of her party.
Finance Minister AMA Muhith, Planning Minister AK Khandaker, Awami League Advisory Council Members Amir Hossain Amu and Tofail Ahmed, AL Presidium Members Begum Matia Chowdhury, Advocate Shahara Khatun and Abdul Latif Siddiqui, AL General Secretary and LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Syed Ashraful Islam, Labour and Employment Minister Engineer Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Cultural Affairs Minister Abul Kalam Azad, Land Minister Rezaul Karim Hira, Environment and Forest Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud, State Minister for Home Advocate Shamsul Haque Tuku, State Minister for LGRD and Cooperatives Jahangir Kabir Nanak, State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Dr Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury and State Minister for Labour and Employment Begum Munnujan Sufian were, among others, present.
Besides, Awami League joint general secretary Mahbub-ul- Alam Hanif, organising secretaries AFM Bahauddin Nasim, Ahmad Hossain, Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury and Abu Sayeed Al Mahmud Swapan and Information and Research Secretary Advocate Afzal Hussain, parliament members and other central leaders of the party and its associate organisations were present on the occasion.
Later, leaders and workers of Awami League's associate organisations, including Awami Jubo League, Chhatra League, Mohila Awami League, Sramik League, Krishak League, Jubo Mohila League and Swechchasebak League also paid homage to Bangabandhu by placing wreaths at his portrait on the occasion.