Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has paid tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of historic Mujibnagar Day. The Prime Minister paid homage by placing a wreath at Bangabandhu’s portrait— in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in Dhanmondi—in Dhaka on Wednesday morning. After laying the wreath, she stood there in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of Bangabandhu, the architect of the country’s independence.
Flanked by central leaders of her party, Sheikh Hasina, also the President of Bangladesh Awami League, placed another wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu on behalf of her party. Later, the leaders of Awami League’s associate bodies—including Jubo League, Chhatra League, Mohila Awami League, Jubo Mohila League, Swechchhasebak League, Sramik League and Krishak League—laid wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu.
On this day in 1971, Bangladesh’s first government in exile was formed at Baidyanathtala mango grove in Meherpur then under Kushtia district. The place was later renamed as Mujibnagar showing respect to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who had been declared the president of the government in exile.