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PM pays homage to Bangabandhu on Mujibnagar Day

Published : Wednesday, 17 April, 2024 at 9:58 AM  Count : 614

PM pays homage to Bangabandhu on Mujibnagar Day

PM pays homage to Bangabandhu on Mujibnagar Day

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday paid tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of the historic Mujibnagar Day.

She placed a wreath at Bangabandhu's portrait in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in the capital's Dhanmondi.

After laying the wreath, the prime minister stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of Bangabandhu, the architect of independence.

Flanked by central leaders of Awami League, Sheikh Hasina, also the president of the party, placed another wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu on behalf of Awami League.

On this day in 1971, Bangladesh's first government in exile was formed at the Baidyanathtala mango orchard in Meherpur, under the then Kushtia district.

The place was later renamed Mujibnagar as a tribute to Bangabandhu who was declared the president of the government-in-exile.

Syed Nazrul Islam was appointed the acting president in the absence of Bangabandhu.

Bangabandhu was arrested and taken to West Pakistan after the then Pakistani military regime launched a brutal crackdown in the night of March 25 in 1971.

Tajuddin Ahmad was appointed the first prime minister, while Captain M Mansur Ali and AHM Quamaruzzaman were made cabinet members.

The successful leadership of the core cabinet steered the Liberation War to victory on December 16 that year.


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