Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday paid rich tributes to bangladesh’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and four national leaders marking the Jail Killing Day.
In showing respect to the memory of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the four national leaders, the prime minister placed wreaths at the portrait of Mujib in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi Road No 32 here in the morning.
Sheikh Hasina first laid a wreath as the prime minister at the portrait of Sheikh Mujib at about 7:00am.
After placing the wreath, she stood in solemn silence there for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memories of Sheikh Mujib and the four national leaders.
Flanked by central leaders of the party, Sheikh Hasina also placed another wreath as the president of Awami League at the portrait of Sheikh Mujib.
Later, the leaders and workers of AL’s associate bodies, including Awami Juba League, Chhatra League, Mohila Awami League, Sramik League, Krishak League, Juba Mohila League and Swechchasebok League, as well as other socio-cultural organisations also paid homage to Sheikh Mujib and four national leaders by placing wreaths at the portrait of Mujib on the occasion.
The prime minister later went to the Banani Graveyard and paid rich tributes to martyrs of the August 15 and November 3 of 1975 massacres.
Flanked by senior leaders of the party, Sheikh Hasina placed wreaths as the president of Awami League at the Banani Graveyard.
The prime minister also sprinkled flower petals on the graves of the martyrs of the August 15 and November 3 of 1975 massacres.
On this day in 1975, the killers of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman stormed into the Dhaka Central Jail in the early hours and assassinated the four national leaders — Tajuddin Ahmed, Syed Nazrul Islam, Captain Monsur Ali and AHM Kamaruzzaman — who led the Liberation War in the absence of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1971 and snatched the victory for the nation.