PM, family reach Tungipara via Padma Bridge; offer prayers at Bangabandhu mausoleum
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is visiting her ancestral home in Gopalganj's Tungipara – by road for the first time – today (July 4, 2022), after crossing the Padma Bridge.
She offered prayers at the mausoleum of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Tungipara.
The premier was accompanied by her daughter Saima Wazed and son Sajeeb Wazed Joy. In Tungipara, she offered Fateha and joined a munajat, seeking eternal peace for the departed souls of the Father of the Nation and other martyrs of the August 15, 1975 massacre.
Prayers were also offered seeking divine blessings for good health and long life of Sheikh Hasina and her family members as well as continued peace, progress and prosperity of the country.
PM's Assistant Press Secretary MM Emrul Kayas, who is accompanying the premier, confirmed the developments to BSS.
Earlier, the prime minister also paid tribute to Bangabandhu by placing a wreath at his grave.
After laying the wreath, she stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of the architect of Bangladesh's independence.
The prime minister reached Tungipara in Gopalganj at 11:40am after over a three-hour ride by road.
On her way to Tungipara, Sheikh Hasina with her family members took rest for a while at Jazira point's service area.
The premier is scheduled to leave Tungipara for Dhaka this afternoon.