Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the martyrs of the Liberation War on Tuesday on the occasion of installation of her government for the third consecutive term, reports BSS.
They visited the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in the capital’s Dhanmondi area around 10 am and placed wreaths in front of the portrait of the Father of the Nation.
They later departed for Savar where the new cabinet, headed by Hasina, honoured the country’s freedom fighters by placing flowers at the National Martyrs’ Memorial.
Sheikh Hasina paid tributes to the martyrs by placing a wreath at the altar of the National Memorial at Savar.
After laying the wreath, she stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memories of the martyrs who made supreme sacrifice for the independence of Bangladesh.
A smartly turned out contingent drawn from the three services gave a state salute, while bugle played the last post on the occasion.
Flanked by the new cabinet colleagues, Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League (AL) president, placed another wreath at the altar of the National Memorial as the party chief.
Advisers to the prime minister, Jatiya Sangsad chief whip, whips, AL parliament members and central leaders were also present on the occasion.
Later, Sheikh Hasina signed the visitors’ book kept on the National Memorial premises.
The prime minister and her new cabinet colleagues earlier paid homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths at his portrait in front of Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi in the capital.
Sheikh Hasina paid tributes to Bangabandhu by placing a wreath at his portrait in front of Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi.
After laying the wreath, she stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of Bangabandhu, the architect of independence.
Flanked by the new cabinet colleagues, Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League (AL) president, placed another wreath at Bangabandhu’s portrait as the party chief.
Advisers to the prime minister, Jatiya Sangsad chief whip, whips, AL parliament members and central leaders were also present on the occasion.
AL President Sheikh Hasina took oath as the prime minister for the fourth time, the third in a row, with a 47-member council of ministers on Monday, a week after the Awami League-led Grand Alliance’s landslide victory in the
11th parliamentary election held on December 30 last.
The new cabinet comprising 24 ministers, 19 state ministers and three deputy ministers took oath at a state ceremony at Bangabhaban Darbar Hall on Monday afternoon.
President M Abdul Hamid administered the oath of office and oath of secrecy to Sheikh Hasina and her new cabinet members.