New cabinet pay homage to Bangabandhu


Staff Reporter-

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her new cabinet colleagues paid homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on Tuesday on the occasion of installation of her government for the third consecutive term.

They paid tributes to Bangabandhu by placing a wreath at his portrait in front of Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi around 9:45am.

Later they began their journey to National Memorial at Savar to pay tributes to the Liberation War martyrs.

Sheikh Hasina will visit Tungipara of Gopalganj on Wednesday to pay homage to Bangabandhu there.

The prime minister along with her new cabinet colleagues will also pay tributes to Bangabandhu by placing a wreath at his shrine in Tungipara on Wednesday morning.

Sheikh Hasina will also attend a special munajat and offer a fateha seeking eternal peace of Bangabandhu.

She took oath as the prime minister for the fourth time, the third in a row, with 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 last.

The new cabinet comprising 24 ministers, 19 state ministers and three deputy ministers took oath at a state ceremony at Bangabhaban Darbar Hall.

President M Abdul Hamid administered the oath of office and oath of secrecy to Sheikh Hasina and her new cabinet members.

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