MNA National Desk: The 43rd anniversary of assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was observed on Wednesday across the country with due reverence and solemnity.
The nation recalled Bangabandhu- the architect of the country’s independence – in tears and prayers.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina led the nation in paying homage to the Father of the Nation.
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was assassinated along with most of his family members at the crack of dawn on August 15, 1975 by a cabal of army personnel under a deep-rooted conspiracy against the country and its independence.
His two daughters — Sheikh Hasina, now the prime minister, and Sheikh Rehana – luckily survived the massacre as they were abroad at that time.
The day was a public holiday.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid homage to the architect of the independence by placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi Road-32 in the capital in the morning.
Later, Sheikh Hasina, also the President of Awami League, flanked by party’s General Secretary Obaidul Quader and senior leaders placed wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu on behalf of the Awami League.
Bangladesh missions abroad also observed the day with elaborate programmes.