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PM places floral wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu

23 June 2017, 1:08:00

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday morning placed wreaths at the portrait of the great leader in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum to pay homage marking the 68th founding anniversary of Bangladesh Awami League.

Sheikh Hasina first placed a floral wreath as the prime minister at the portrait of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and stood there in solemn silence for some time as a mark of her respect to the memories of Sheikh Mujib.

Flanked by senior party leaders, Sheikh Hasina also laid another wreath as the party chief at the portrait of the great leader.

Industries minister Amir Hossain Amu, commerce minister Tofail Ahmed, agriculture minister Matia Chowdhury, housing and public works minister Mosharraf Hossain, Awami League presidium member Sahara Khatun and road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader, were present, among other party leaders, on the occasion.

Emerged on this day in 1949, Awami League has been transformed into a mass organisation of the people of the country by leading all the democratic-political and socio-cultural movements including the freedom struggle and the war of independence.

Although the country’s biggest political party was floated as Awami Muslim League at the historic Rose Garden at KM Das Lane in Dhaka, the word ‘Muslim’ was dropped at its third council in 1955.

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