Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina along with the other members of her new cabinet has paid respect to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at his shrine in Gopalganj’s Tungipara.
The premier and the ministers have reached there around 12 pm.
After laying the wreath, Sheikh Hasina stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of Bangabandhu, the architect of independence.
A smartly turned out contingent drawn from the three forces gave a ‘guard of honor’ to the premier, while the bugle played the last post on the occasion.
Apart from the ministers, Bangabandhu’s younger daughter Sheikh Rehana and senior Awami League leaders was present there.
The prime minister offered fateha and joined a special munajat seeking eternal peace of Bangabandhu and other martyrs of the August 15 carnage.
Later, she placed another wreath at Bangabandhu’s shrine as the president of ruling Awami League.
Sheikh Hasina also joined a milad and doa mahfil held on the Bangabandhu’s Mausoleum premises.
Among others, advisers to the prime minister, AL parliament members and central leaders, cabinet secretary, secretaries concerned to the prime minister as well as senior civil and military officials were present on the occasion.
Sheikh Hasina took oath as the prime minister for the fourth time, in a third consecutive term.
46 other ministers also took oath on Monday, a week after the Awami League-led grand alliance’s landslide victory in the 11th parliamentary election held on December 30.
President M Abdul Hamid administered the oath as 24 ministers, 19 state ministers and three deputy ministers took oath.