Dhaka, Mar 17: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman heralding nationwide programmes on the occasion of the 100th birthday of the great leader.
The premier paid the homage by placing a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at the historic 32 Dhanmondi Road here.
She stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of Father of the Nation. Later, Sheikh Hasina laid another wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu on behalf of her party as the president of Bangladesh Awami League.
Bangladesh Cabinet members, PM’s advisers, parliament members and senior leaders of Bangladesh Awami League (AL) and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.
The birthday of Bangabandhu is being observed across the country as the National Children’s Day. The theme of this year National Children’s Day is rinse life of the children with colour. (UNI)