The newly-elected Awami League Central Working Committee and Advisory Council led by party President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday paid tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Awami League President Sheikh Hasina first laid a floral wreath at the portrait of Father of the Nation in front of the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi-32 in capital Dhaka in the morning.
The Prime Minister stood there in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memories of the architect of independence of Bangladesh.
Later, Sheikh Hasina along with members of the Central Working Committee and Advisory Council placed another wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu.
Sheikh Hasina was elected President of Bangladesh Awami League - the country's oldest political party - for the 10th consecutive term, while Obaidul Qader was re-elected as general secretary for the third time in the 22nd National Council held yesterday (December 24).
Meanwhile, the new leaders of the AL’s Central Working Committee and Advisory Council exchanged greetings to each other at the PM’s official residence Ganabhaban day after the conclusion of the party’s council.
At the outset, Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on behalf of the party greeted Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her reelection as the party President for the 10th consecutive time by presenting a flower bouquet.
During the greetings exchange time, Sheikh Hasina told the party leaders that she given importance on the set-up of the party offices in every district and upazila. "The central AL will help the local AL units to set up their offices if they are unable," she said.
She said that the party needs at least one office in every district and upazila across the country.
“I want to establish an institutional system to communicate with the districts and upazila levels to make it easy."
Sheikh Hasina also put emphasis on the recruitment of new members for strengthening the party. "We will form eight new teams for the eight divisions, their responsibilities will be to look after the recruitment of the new members."