Dhaka – The new cabinet headed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina began it journey Tuesday after paying homage to architect of Bangladesh’s independence Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the martyrs of the country’s 1971 liberation war.
Hasina sown in as prime minister for the third consecutive tenure on Monday, a week after her Awami League-led ruling coalition won the general election with overwhelming parliamentary majority.
The Prime Minister paid homage to the martyrs of the Liberation War on the occasion of installation of her government for the fourth term.
She placed a floral wreath at the altar of the National Memorial at Savar in the morning, a day after she took oath.
She stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of respect to the memories of the martyrs who laid their lives Bangladesh’s independence.
Earlier, the prime minister and her new cabinet colleagues paid homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths at his portrait in front of Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi.
Twenty-four ministers, 19 state ministers and three deputy ministers took oath on Monday. President M Abdul Hamid administered the oath of office and oath of secrecy to Hasina and the new cabinet members.