Dhaka::President of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih paid homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on his birth anniversary.
He paid tribute by placing a wreath at the portrait of the Father of the Nation in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in the capital.
Earlier, he visited National Martyrs’ Memorial at Savar and paid homage to the heroes of the Liberation War.
In the afternoon, the Maldivian President will attend a special programme at the National Parade Square (Ground) in Tejgaon.
Marking the birth centenary of Bangabandhu and the Golden Jubilee of the Independence of the country, a 10-day special programme will begin at the National Parade Ground today.
The Maldivian President, as part of his Bangladesh visit, will pay a courtesy call on the Bangladeshi President at the Credential Hall of the Bangabhaban at 7 pm on Thursday.
While at the National Martyrs’ Memorial, President Solih attended a wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate the heroism and patriotism of those who sacrificed their lives to win Bangladesh’s independence. He also signed the visitor’s book and planted a sapling at the site.
President Solih then went on to visit the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum and toured the museum grounds. Bangabandhu Memorial Museum was the home of Late Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, later converted into the museum. The establishment is a monument celebrating his lifetime of accomplishments and struggles. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman laid the groundwork for Bangladesh to attain independence and is remembered fondly as an icon of democracy and self-determination.
Later in the evening, President Solih is scheduled to attend the ‘Birth Centenary of Bangabandhu Sheik Mujibur Rahman’ as the guest of honour.