Bhutanese Prime Minister pays tribute to Bangabandhu and war martyrs
DOT Desk: Bhutanese Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and liberation war martyrs soon after arriving here yesterday for three-day official visit, reports The Daily Star.
The Bhutanese premier paid the homage placing a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Road-32 in the noon.
Chairperson of National Advisory Council on Neurodevelopment Disorder and Autism Saima Wazed Hossain, who is also daughter of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, received Lotay at the museum premises.
The Bhutanese premier was briefed about the history of the Father of the Nation and given the tour of the museum by Saima, the granddaughter of Bangabandhu.
Later, the Bhutanese prime minister signed the visitors’ book there where member secretary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Memorial Trust, Sheikh Hafizur Rahman was also present.
Earlier, the Bhutanese prime minister paid his homage to the memories of liberation war martyrs by placing wreath at the altar of the National Memorial at Savar.
After laying the wreath, he stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memories of the martyrs who made supreme sacrifice for the independence of Bangladesh.
A smartly turned out contingent drawn from the three services gave a state salute, while bugle played the last post on the occasion.
He also signed the visitors’ book and planted a sapling at the National Memorial premises.
On his arrival at the National Memorial, Lotay was received by Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haaque, Housing and Public Works Minister SM Rezaul Karim and State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Dr Md Enamur Rahman.
In the morning, the red carpet was rolled out as Bhutanese Premier arrived here this morning on a three-day official visit to Bangladesh at the invitation of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
A special aircraft of Royal Bhutan Airlines (Druk Air) carrying the Bhutanese premier, his spouse and entourage members landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) at 8.08 am.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina received the Bhutanese premier at the VVIP Terminal of the airport.