President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today paid tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman marking his birth centenary and the golden jubilee of the country's independence celebrations.
First the President and then the Prime Minister paid homage to Bangabandhu by placing a wreath at his portrait in front of the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi 32 in the capital this morning
After laying the wreath, they stood in solemn silence for some times as a mark of profound respect to the memory of Bangabandhu, the architect of independence and the greatest Bangalee of all times.
Bangabandhu's younger daughter Sheikh Rehana, Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury and Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain were present there, said KM Shakhawat Moon, deputy press secretary of Prime Minister.
A smartly turned out contingent drawn from the Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Navy, and Bangladesh Air Force presented a state salute on the occasion when the bugles played the last post.
A special Munajat was offered seeking eternal peace of the departed souls of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and other martyrs of the 15 August, 1975 carnage.
Prayers were also offered for the continued peace, progress and prosperity of the country as well as the nation.
Later, the Prime Minister entered the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum and placed a wreath at the stair where the blood strained and bullet-riddled body of the great leader fell at the black night of 15 August.
On 17 March, one hundred years ago, Bangabandhu, the greatest Bangalee of all times, was born to a respected family at Tungipara village of the then Gopalganj sub-division, now a district, as the third among six children of Sheikh Lutfur Rahman and Saira Khatun.
The day is being celebrated across the country as the National Children's Day.