Bangladesh Awami League, its associate bodies and different other organisations on Wednesday paid tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu at Dhanmondi, celebrating the 50th Victory Day.
AL general secretary Obaidul Quader along with party’s central leaders paid tributes to Father of the Nation by placing a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi-32 in the city.After placing the wreath, the AL leaders stood there in solemn silence for sometime as a mark of profound respect to the memories of Bangabandhu and the martyrs of the Great War of Liberation in 1971.
AL Presidium Members Begum Matia Chowdhury, Dr Abdur Razzaque, Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Shajahan Khan and Abdur Rahman, Joint General Secretaries Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud, Mahbubul-Alam Hanif and AFM Bahauddin Nasim, Organizing Secretaries Ahmed Hossain, SM Kamal Hossain and Mirza Azam, Relief and Social Welfare Affairs Secretary Sujit Roy Nandi, Cultural Affairs Secretary Asim Kumar Ukil, Labour Affairs Secretary Habibur Rahman Siraj, Health and Population Affairs Secretary Dr Rokeya Sultana, Science and Technology Affairs Secretary Abdus Sabur and Deputy Office Secretary Sayem Khan were present on the occasion, among others.
Later, Dhaka city north and south units of AL, Jubo League, Chhatra League, Swechchhasebak League, Krishak League, Jatiya Sramik League, Mohila Awami League, Jubo Mohila League and other associate bodies of the ruling AL paid tributes to Bangabandhu by placing wreaths separately at his portrait.
Different social and cultural organisations, including Bangabandhu Parishad, Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote and Bangladesh Awami Information and Technology Forum, also paid rich tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths at his portrait at Dhanmondi-32 in the city.
On December 16 in 1971, Bangladesh was born as an independent country after a nine-month-long bloodstained War of Liberation under the leadership of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the cost of supreme sacrifice of three million people and the honour of nearly half a million women.