President and Prime Minister pay tribute to language martyrs

President Mohammad Sahabuddin and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have paid deep respect to the martyrs of the historic language movement on the occasion of Amar Ekushe and International Mother Language Day.

At 12:01 PM on Tuesday, both the Head of State and the Head of Government paid their respects by placing wreaths at the Central Shaheed Minar.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached the premises of Shahid Minar seven minutes before 12 midnight. Three minutes later, President Sahabuddin reached the central Shaheed Minar.

Amar Ekush’s historical immortal song ‘Amar Bhai’s blood dyed Ekush February… President Mohammad Sahabuddin first laid a wreath at the central Shaheed Minar with the song “Ami ki bhulite pari”.

After the President, the Prime Minister laid wreath at the Shaheed Minar.

They stood in silence for a while paying deep respect to the memory of the language heroes.

Speaker of National Parliament, Ministers, Prime Minister’s advisors, Members of Parliament, Chiefs of three armed forces, senior leaders of Awami League, freedom fighters, foreign diplomats, high-ranking civil and military officials were present at this time.

Later, the ruling Bangladesh Awami League President Sheikh Hasina along with cabinet members and senior leaders of the party placed another wreath at Shahid Minar on behalf of the party.

Later, the Speaker of the National Parliament laid a wreath at the Central Martyr’s Minar. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury and Deputy Speaker Shamsul Haque Tuku.

Earlier, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Professor ASM Maqsood Kamal welcomed the President at Shahid Minar.

Later three army chiefs, inspector general of police, ambassadors and high commissioners of various countries, heads of various international organizations, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB), war-victims and Dhaka University Alumni Association (DUAA) laid wreaths at Shahid Minarby doing

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After that, Shaheed Minar was opened for people from all walks of life.

On this day in 1952, hundreds of people from all walks of life paid their respects at the Shaheed Minar with bare feet, carrying flowers and humming ‘Ekushe Februari dyed in the blood of my brother’ to remember the supreme sacrifice of language heroes