People from all walks of life on Friday paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the four great national leaders.
Reigning Awami League and different social, cultural and political organizations took turns to place wreaths at the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the graves of four national leaders marking the Jail Killing Day.
In the morning, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid tributes to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and four national leaders.
On Prime Minister’s behalf, Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu, Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury and Health Minister Mohammad Nasim placed a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi Road No 32 early the morning.
Awami League’s General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader and senior leaders placed another wreath at the portrait on behalf of Awami League president Sheikh Hasina.
Bangabandhu’s killers stormed into Dhaka Central Jail in the early hours of November 3, 1975 and killed four national leaders: Tajuddin Ahmed, Syed Nazrul Islam, Captain Monsur Ali and AHM Kamruzzaman. These leaders led the Liberation War in absence of Bangabandhu in 1971 and earned victory for the nation.
Awami League’s senior leaders such as Sahara Khatun, Dr M Abdur Razzak, Abdul Mannan Khan, Mahbubul Alam Hanif, Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Dr Dipu Moni, Abdus Sobhan Golap and Hasan Mahmud, among others, were present.
Later, the AL leaders placed wreaths at the graves of August 15 martyrs and the national leaders at Banani graveyard and offered fateha. A milad mahfil and special munajat were also held there.
Same programmes were observed at Kadirganj in Rajshahi where AHM Kamaruzzaman has been buried.
Besides, Dhaka city AL, Mahila Awami League, Juba League, Sechchhasebak League, Krishak League, Bangladesh Chhatra League, Sramik League, Joy Bangla Sangskritik Oikya Jote, Awami Muktijoddha League, Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote and other social cultural and political organizations paid homage to the August 15 martyrs and four national leaders.