National Mourning Day
President, PM pay homage to Bangabandhu
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today led the nation in paying homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman marking the 44th anniversary of his martyrdom.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid homage to the architect of the independence by placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi Road No. 32 in the capital this morning.
The day is being observed as the National Mourning Day.
As part of the state programme, the President and the Prime Minister laid wreaths separately at the portrait of Bangabandhu.
After placing wreaths, the President and the Prime Minister stood in solemn silence for some time showing respect to the great leader.
A smartly turned out contingent of Bangladesh Armed Forces gave state salute at that time, while bugle played tune of grief and somber to the last post.
Munajat was offered seeking eternal peace of the departed souls of the August 15 carnage.
Bangabandhu, his spouse Sheikh Fazilatun Nesa Mujib, his three sons-Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Jamal and Sheikh Russell, and most of the family members of three close relatives of Bangabandhu were killed in cold blood on August
15, 1975 by a group of disgruntled army men.
Two daughters of Bangabandhu Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and his sister Sheikh Rehana could escape the carnage as they were staying abroad at that time.