Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will place wreaths at the mazar of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Tungipara tomorrow marking the 41st martyrdom anniversary of the great leader and also the National Mourning Day.
Official sources said the premier is scheduled to reach Tungipara, Gopalganj, the ancestral home of the Father of the Nation, by an Air Force helicopter at 9.50 am.
After her arrival at Tungipara upazila parishad helipad, she will straight go to the Mausoleum Complex of the Father of the Nation. The prime minister will then lay wreaths, offer fateha and take part in a special munajat at the mazar of Bangabandhu.
On the occasion, a smartly-turned-out contingent to be drawn from three services will give a honour guard. Sheikh Hasina, also the eldest daughter of Bangabandhu, will attend a milad and doa mahfil on the premises of Bangabandhu's mazar.
Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad, cabinet members, parliament members, central Awami League leaders and high civil and military officials are expected to be present on the occasion. After joining the state programmes, the prime minister will depart Tungipara for Dhaka.
Earlier in the morning, Sheikh Hasina will place floral wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi at around 6:30 am. Then the prime minister will go to the Banani graveyard and spread flower petals on the graves of the August 15 carnage, will offer fateha and attend a munajat there.
Later in the afternoon, Sheikh Hasina will join a milad mahfil to be organised by Bangladesh Mohila Awami League after Asr prayers in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum marking the National Mourning Day. On the fateful night of August 15 in 1975, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was assassinated by a group of disgruntled army officers.
Bangabandhu's wife Bangamata Fazilatunnessa Mujib, sons Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Jamal and Sheikh Russell and daughters-in-law Sultana Kamal and Rosy Jamal were also killed in the bloodbath, one of the most heinous acts in the world's history.