News desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (Wednesday) paid homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman here on the occasion of the installation of her government for the third consecutive term.
The prime minister paid tributes to Bangabandhu by placing a wreath at his shrine here this afternoon.
After laying the wreath, Sheikh Hasina stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of Bangabandhu, the architect of independence.
A smartly turned out contingent drawn from the three forces gave an honour guard to the prime minister, while the bugle played the last post on the occasion.
Bangabandhu’s younger daughter Sheikh Rehana was also present.
The prime minister offered fateha and joined a special munajat seeking eternal peace of Bangabandhu and other martyrs of the August 15 carnage.
Later accompanied by the cabinet colleagues and senior Awami League leaders, Sheikh Hasina placed another wreath at Bangabandhu’s shrine.
She also joined a milad and doa mahfil held on the Bangabandhu’s Mausoleum premises.
Advisers to the prime minister, AL parliament members and central leaders, cabinet secretary, secretaries concerned to the prime minister as well as senior civil and military officials were also present on the occasion.
Awami League President Sheikh Hasina took oath as the prime minister for the fourth time, the third in a row, heading a 47-member council of ministers on Monday, a week after the Awami League-led Grand Alliance’s landslide victory in the 11th parliamentary election held on December 30.
The new cabinet comprising 24 ministers, 19 state ministers and three deputy ministers took oath at a state ceremony at Bangabhaban Darbar Hall on Monday afternoon.
President M Abdul Hamid administered the oath of office and oath of secrecy to Sheikh Hasina and members of her council of ministers. BSS