Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina this morning paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths at his portrait at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in the city's Dhanmondi marking the historic Homecoming Day of the great leader.
Sheikh Hasina first laid a floral wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu and stood there for some time in solemn silence as a mark of respect to the architect of the country’s independence.
Later, flanked by senior leaders of the party, Sheikh Hasina as the president of Bangladesh Awami League (AL), placed another wreath at the portrait of the father of the nation.
Senior AL leaders, including its presidium members Matia Chowdhury, Abdul Latif Siddiqui, Obaidul Quader, Advocate Sahara Khatun, Engineer Mosharraf Hossain, AL advisory council members Amir Hossain Amu, Tofail Ahmed, Suranjit Sen Gupta and MK Alamgir were present.
On this day in 1972, Bangabandhu returned to independent and sovereign Bangladesh after over nine and half months' captivity in a Pakistan jail.
Bangabandhu was subjected to inhuman torture in the Pakistan jail where he had been counting moments for the execution of his death sentence that had been pronounced in a farcical trial.
Under his undaunted leadership, the Bangalee nation earned the ultimate victory through the war.
The defeated Pakistani rulers were finally compelled to release Bangabandhu from jail.
The victory of the Bangalees attained its fulfillment with his release.