President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina here Friday morning paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of the 98th birthday of the great leader.
The President and the Premier paid the homage by placing wreaths at the mazar (mausoleum) of Bangabandhu at Tungipara in Gopalganj.
President Abdul Hamid first laid a wreath at the mazar of Bangabandhu followed by the Prime Minister.
After placing the wreaths, they stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of the Father of the Nation as the bugle played the last post.
A smartly turned out contingent drawn from Bangladesh Army, Navy and Air Force gave an honour guard on the occasion.
Abdul Hamid and Sheikh Hasina offered Fateha and joined a munajat seeking eternal peace of the departed soul of Bangabandhu as well as other martyrs of the August 15 carnage.
Later, the President signed the visitor’s book kept on the mazar premises.
Earlier on his arrival on the mazar premises, President Abdul Hamid was received by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, AL Presidium Member Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim and Sheikh Helaluddin, MP.
Flanked by senior leaders of the party, Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League president placed another wreath at the mazar of Bangabandhu on behalf of AL.
The Prime Minister flew to Tungipara after placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi Road No 32 in the capital.
The birthday of Bangabandhu is being observed across the country today as the National Children’s Day.