After laying the wreaths, the prime minister stood in solemn silence for a minute as a mark of profound respect to the memory of Bangabandhu, the architect of independent Bangladesh.
Her younger sister Sheikh Rehana was present beside her. Both offered surah Fateha and munajat at there.
On this day in 1972, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman returned to independent and sovereign Bangladesh after over nine and half months of captivity in a Pakistan jail.
Since then, the nation observes the day as the Homecoming Day of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.