President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have paid homage to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, opening the day to celebrate the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation.
Hamid and Hasina laid wreaths at the portrait of the Father of the Nation in front of the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum on Dhanmondi Road No. 32 on Wednesday, KM Shakhawat Moon, deputy press secretary to the prime minister, said.
Bangladesh is celebrating Mujib Year with added zeal and fervour with the addition of another momentous milestone for Bengalis: the golden jubilee of its independence, reports bdnews24.com.
A 10-day programme has been organised to mark the occasions, beginning on Bangabandhu’s birthday on Wednesday before drawing the curtains on Mar 26, the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence.
Five heads of state and government of neighbouring countries will join the first half of the event at the National Parade Ground, spanning five days.