President and the Prime Minister pay tribute on Bangabandhu's birthday
Dhaka, March 17: President Md. Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have paid deep tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of his 101st birthday and National Children's Day 2021.
The President and the Prime Minister paid their respects this morning by laying a wreath at the portrait of the best Bengali Bangabandhu of all time in front of the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi Road No. 32. After handing over the wreaths, they stood in silence for some time as a token of deep respect for the memory of Bangabandhu, the founder of the country.
At this time a sad tune was played on the bugle. A smart contingent of Army, Navy and Air Force provided Guard of Honor on the occasion.
They recited the Fateha and took part in the prayers and prayed for the forgiveness of the departed souls of those killed in the August 15 massacre, including Bangabandhu. Besides, prayers were also offered for the continued peace, progress and prosperity of the country and the nation.
Earlier, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina welcomed President Dhamnandi at the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at No. 32. Bangabandhu's youngest daughter Sheikh Rehana, Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury and Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain were present on the occasion.
The government first declared the year of Mujib from March 18, 2020 to March 26, 2021 on the occasion of the birth centenary of Bangabandhu. Later, its term was extended till December 16 this year.
Along with Bangladesh (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Mujib Year is being celebrated worldwide at the initiative of UNESCO.
Later, Prime Minister Bangabandhu entered the museum and laid a wreath at the place where the bloody frozen and bullet-riddled body of this great leader was lying on the stairs on the black night of 15 August.
One hundred years ago, on March 17, Bangabandhu, the greatest Bengali of all time, was born in an aristocratic family in the village of Tungipara in the then Gopalganj subdivision (now district). He was the third of six children of Sheikh Lutfar Rahman and Saira Khatun.
The day is also being celebrated as National Children's Day.