TUNGIPARA: President M Abdul Hamid reached Tungipara via Padma Bridge and performed ziarat at the mazar of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman here on Friday afternoon, reports BSS.
On his arrival at Tungipara, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her sister Bangabandhu's youngest daughter Sheikh Rehana, local dignitaries and senior officials of the administration welcomed the President.
Prayers were also offered seeking divine blessings for good health and long life of the President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and their family members as well as continued peace, progress and prosperity of the nation.
Earlier, the head of the state paid rich tributes to Bangabandhu by placing a wreath at his mazar.
Later, President Hamid alongwith his family members placed another wreath at the mazar.
The President, after laying the wreath there, stood in a solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of the architect of the independence, who was brutally killed by some disgruntled army personnel on the fateful night of August 15, 1975 along with most of his family members.
The President’s motorcade arrived at Tungipara by road at 435 pm crossing the Padma Bridge.
It is his (President) first visit to Tungipara, crossing the Padma Bridge since its inauguration.