A day after taking oath to form the government for a record fifth and fourth consecutive time, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid tribute to the martyrs of the Liberation War.
As Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina first paid her respects to the brave martyrs by laying wreaths at the altar of Savare National Memorial on the outskirts of the capital around 11 am. Later, Sheikh Hasina along with her new cabinet colleagues paid tribute by laying wreaths at the altar of the National Memorial.
After offering wreaths, they stood in silence for a while paying deep respect to the memory of the brave martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of Bangladesh. A smart troupe of the three forces gave a state salute. At this time, the bugle played a sad tune. Later, Sheikh Hasina signed the visitor’s book kept in the National Memorial premises.
Earlier, the Prime Minister along with the members of his new cabinet paid tribute to the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman kept in front of Bangabandhu Bhavan in Dhanmondi.
Four days after the Awami League secured 222 out of 298 parliamentary seats in the twelfth parliamentary elections on January 7, Sheikh Hasina was sworn in as Prime Minister for the fifth term. President Md. Sahabuddin administered the oath to Sheikh Hasina and her new ministers and state ministers at the Durbar Hall of Bangabhavan on Thursday evening. The cabinet consists of 25 ministers and 11 ministers of state.