Tributes to Bangabandhu on birthday

Dhaka,  Wed,  20 September 2017
Published : 17 Mar 2017, 11:29:31 | Updated : 17 Mar 2017, 12:24:46

Tributes pour in for Bangabandhu on his 97th birth anniversary

People have been honouring Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on his 97th birth anniversary.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid tribute to the Father of the Nation at his house in Dhanmondi on Wednesday. 

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was born in Gopalganj’s Tungiparha on Mar 17, 1920.

He became known as 'Bangabandhu' for leading the struggle for liberation of Bangladesh.

In 1975, a few years after victory against Pakistan, the president of the newly-liberated nation was killed by a group of disgruntled army officers along with most of his family members in his home, reports

At the Dhanmondi house, now called Bangabandhu Bhaban, his daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who now leads the Awami League, placed flowers before his portrait.

A guard of honour was given by an army contingent. 

Bangabandhu Bhaban was opened to the public after the prime minister left.

Representatives of the ruling Awami League, its affiliates as well as various cultural and social groups, were seen paying tribute to Bangabandhu.   

At 10am, President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina laid wreaths at his grave in Tungiparha, Gopalganj.  

A gathering for children was scheduled to take place in the area besides a discussion, a book fair and a cultural ceremony.

Various other groups, besides the Awami League, have planned events for Bangabadhu’s birth anniversary which coincides with National Children’s Day.

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