Dhaka: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina looked joyous in the company of loved ones as she took a tour of her village home on a rickshaw van.
She sat next to nephew Radwan Mujib Siddiq Bobby, holding his son in her arms, as the rickshaw van rolled past the rural scenery at Gopalganj’s Tungiparha. His wife and daughter could also be seen taking the ride in the photo sent by the Press Information Department (PID).
Security officials walked beside the rickshaw van as the prime minister looked at places where she spent her childhood.
Hasina went to Tungiparha at noon after inaugurating the 11th National Rover Moot at Gopalganj on Thursday. She has been spending time with relatives in their ancestral home.
On Friday morning, she visited the grave of her father, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, taking with her Bobby, son of her sister Sheikh Rehana, and his family.
They were about to leave for their new home in the village, a short distance away from Bangabandhu’s grave, when the prime minister suggested that they take a rickshaw van instead of her car.
“The SSF urged her to take the car but she wanted to go in a rickshaw van. She stayed in the new house for some time before returning to the old house,” a person close to the family said.
The prime minister will return to Dhaka in the afternoon.