Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday arrived at her ancestral home at Tungipara in Gopalganj on her first visit to the Padma Bridge she inaugurated last month.
On arrival she, along with her family members, offered prayer at the mausoleum of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, reports UNB.
Accompanied by her son Sajeed Wazed Joy and daughter Saima Wazed, the premier offered fateha and raised hands in prayer seeking eternal peace of departed souls of Bangabandhu and other martyrs of the August 15, 1975 massacre.
Prayers were also offered seeking divine blessings for good health and the long life of Sheikh Hasina and their family members as well as continued peace, progress, and prosperity of the country.
PM’s Assistant Press Secretary MM Emrul Kayas. who accompanied the premier, confirmed this.
Earlier, she paid rich tributes to Bangabandhu by placing a wreath at his mausoleum.
After laying the wreath, she stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of the architect of the independence, who was brutally killed by some disgruntled army men on the dreadful night of August 15, 1975 along with most of his family members.
Family members of the prime minister were present at that time.
Earlier, the PM reached Tungipara in Gopalganj at 11:40 am after over a three-hour ride.
On her way to Tungipara, Hasina with her family members had a brief break at Jajira point’s service area.
The PM opened the country’s longest ever self-financed Padma multi-purpose bridge amid nationwide jubilation on June 25.
She is scheduled to leave Tungipara for Dhaka this afternoon.