Leaders and activists from various socio-cultural and political organizations, including the Awami League, as well as individuals from all social strata, began assembling on the street in front of the Bangabandhu Bhaban here as of this morning to pay respects to the memory of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of National Mourning Day and the 47th anniversary of his martyrdom.
This morning, a large crowd gathered to celebrate in front of the Bangabandhu Museum in the city’s Dhanmondi neighborhood.
This morning, the National Mourning Day ceremony got underway with a tribute at the painting of the nation’s founding father.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina first paid homage at the portrait of Bangabandhu at 6:30 am. Members of a smartly turned-out contingent of the armed forces gave a guard of honor, the bugle played the last post. Then the Prime Minister offered fateha and took part in munajat.
Later, Sheikh Hasian as the party chief along with cabinet members and Awami League central leaders paid homage at the portrait of Bangabandhu.
Awami League Advisory council members Amir Hossain Amu and Tofail Ahmed, General Secretary Obaidul Quader, Presidium members Begum Matia Chaudhury, Dr Abdur Razzaque, Jahangir Kabir Nanank, Abdur Rahman, Shahjahan Khan, and AHM Khairuzzaman Liton, Joint General Secretaries Mahbub UL Alam Hanif, Dr Dipu Moni, Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud and AFM Bahauddin Nasim, Organizing Secretaries Ahmad Hossain and Mirza Azam, Relief and Social Welfare Secretary Sujit Roy Nandi, Publicity Secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap, Cultural Affairs Secretary Ashim Kumar Ukil, Labour Affairs Secretary Habibur Rahman Siraj, among others, were presented at that time.
Sheikh Hasina visited his father’s memorials inside the ancient home at Dhanmondi 32 after paying respects. For thirty minutes, the prime minister remained there. The prime minister then paid respects at the Banani cemetery.
Males and females from all social classes, as well as students from various high schools and colleges, young children, and teenagers, gathered on the sidewalk at Dhanmondi Road No. 32 at 6:00 am this morning, with black badges on their chests and holding black banners in their hands.
By putting floral wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, everyone present remembered the Father of the Nation and paid tribute to him. Today around 7 a.m., people of all races and creeds began congregating in front of Bangabandhu’s home.
The Bangabandhu Museum was kept open for the people after the Prime Minister left the place.
The Dhanmondi portrait of Bangabandhu was also honored by the Dhaka North and South City units of the Awami League, Awami Jubo League, Awami Swechasebak League, Mahila Awami League, Jubo Mahila League, Jatiya Sramik League, Bangladesh Krishak League, Bangladesh Chatra League, Tanti League, and Chatra League Dhaka University unit.
At 8:30 am, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina laid floral tributes at the graves of the August 15 martyrs, among them her mother, brothers, and wives of his brothers, at Banani. The prime minister participated in munajat and offered fateha.
Cabinet members and party central leaders, among others, were presented during this time.
Various parties and organizations including Prime Minister’s Office, Information and Broadcasting Ministry, Dhaka University, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Sher-e Bangla Agriculture University, Jagannath University, University Grants Commission (UGC), National University, Open University, wounded freedom fighters martyrdom family, National Human Rights Commission, Supreme Court Lawyers Association, Bangladesh Rural Development Board(BRDB), Mahila Sramik League, Engineers Institution, Department of Youths, Department of Immigration and Passport, Islamic Foundation, Film Archive, Sammilito Sangskritik Jote, Ekattorer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee, Sector Commanders Forum, Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Muijb Parishad, Cultural Affairs Ministry, Bangla Academy, Department of Public Libraries, National Museum, Shishu Academy, Khelaghar, Bangladesh Betar, National Institute of Mass Communication (NIMCO), Betar Employees Welfare Association, Dhaka Lawyers Association, Employees of Information Ministry, Jatiya Mahila Sangstha, Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote, Jatiya Kabita Parishad, Jatiya GitiKobi Parishad, Jubo Union, Chatra Union, Sheikh Russel Shishu Sangsad, Bangladesh Bank, Sonali Bank, Janata Bank, Krishi Bank, Agrani Bank, Rupali Bank, Tungipara Samity Dhaka, Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College Hospital, Bangabandhu Krishibid Parishad, Abdus Samad Azad Foundation, Sarak Paribahan Malik-Sramik Oikya Parishad, Sheikh Russel Jatiya Shishu-Kishor Parishad, Amra Muktijoddar Santan and Telecommunication Sramik Union also paid homage at the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.