Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina places a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi Road No 32 on Saturday.

The nation on Saturday paid glowing tributes to four slain national leaders, who were forerunners of the country’s independence, on the occasion of the Jail Killing Day, reports BSS.
On this day in 1975, Syed Nazrul Islam, Tajuddin Ahmed, Captain M Mamnsur Ali and AHM Quamaruzzaman were killed by some disgruntled
army officers inside Dhaka Central Jail following the brutal assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family in a military putsch on August 15 the same year.
The programmes of the day started with lowering of the national and party flags at Bangabandhu Bhaban and Awami League offices across
the country at half mast, hoisting of black flags and wearing of black badges as a mark of respect to the martyrs of November 3, 1975. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and four national leaders marking the Jail Killing Day.
In memory of the leaders, the Premier placed wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi Road No 32 here this morning.
Sheikh Hasina first laid a wreath as the prime minister at the portrait of Bangabandhu around 7.00 am.
After placing the wreath, she stood in solemn silence there for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memories of the
national leaders.
Later, flanked by central leaders of the party, Sheikh Hasina placed another wreath as the President of Awami League (AL) at the
portrait of Bangabandhu.
Awami League Advisory Council Members Amir Hossain Amu, Tofail Ahmed and Advocate Yusuf Hossain Humayun, Presidium Members Begum
Matia Chowdhury, Mohammad Nasim, Advocate Sahara Khatun, Dr Abdur Razzak and Abdul Matin Khasru, General Secretary Obaidul Quader and
Joint Secretaries Mahbubul Alam Hanif and Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Organizing Secretaries AFM Bahauddin Nasim and Enamul Haque Shamim
and Office Secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap, Cultural Affairs Secretary Ashim Kumar Ukil and other central leaders of the party
were present.
Later, the leaders and workers of Awami League’s associate bodies, including Awami Jubo League, Chhatra League, Mohila Awami
League, Sramik League, Krishak League, Jubo Mohila League and Swechchasebok League, as well as other socio-cultural organizations
also paid homage to Bangabandhu and four national leaders by placing wreaths at the portrait of the Father of the Nation on the occasion.
On the occasion of the Jail Killing Day, a milad and doa mahfil was held after Maghrib prayers today seeking eternal peace of
departed souls of four national leaders.
Awami League (AL) Advisory Council Members Amir Hossain Amu, Tofail Ahmed and Mozaffar Hossain Paltu, AL Organizing Secretary Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, Dhaka City South Awami League General Secretary Shahe Alam Murad, Bangladesh Medical Association President Dr Mostafa Jalal Mohiuddin and Banani Thana AL General Secretary Meer Mosharraf Hossain attended the milad mahfil, among others.
Before the milad mahfil held at the residence of Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim, son of Captain M Mansur Ali, the AL leaders delivered speeches recalling the contributions of the four national leaders to the country.