Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday paid tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, marking the 47th anniversary of his martyrdom and the National Mourning Day.
The prime minister placed wreaths at Bangabandhu's portrait at 6:30 am in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at 32 Dhanmondi.
After placing wreaths, she stood in solemn silence there for some time showing respect to the great leader and the architect of Bangladesh’s independence in 1971.
A smartly turned out contingent of Bangladesh Armed Forces presented state salute, while bugle played the Last Post in remembrance of Bangabandhu.
A munajat was offered seeking the eternal peace of the departed souls of the August 15 carnage.
From Dhanmondi, the prime minister went to Banani Graveyard where her mother Bangamata Begum Fazilatun Nesa Mujib, brothers Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Jamal and Sheikh Russell, and other martyrs of August 15 were laid to eternal rest.
The prime minister placed wreaths and spread petals on their graves.
She also offered Fateha and doa seeking the eternal peace of the departed souls of the martyrs of August 15.
Bangabandhu and most of his family members were assassinated on August 15, 1975 by a group of misguided army personnel.
His two daughters, current PM Hasina and her sister Sheikh Rehana survived the carnage as they were staying abroad at that time.