Ganabhaban

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Gana Bhaban
General information
LocationSher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka
CountryBangladesh Bangladesh
Current tenantsSheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh

The Gana Bhaban (Bengali: গণভবন, lit. People's House) is the official residence of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, which is located on the north corner of the National Parliament House in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka.[1] After independence, father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had done his official work at president house which situated in Mintu Road.

Function[edit]

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina meets with Baroness Warsi at Ganabhaban.

Unlike many other countries, it does not house the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), which is located at Tejgaon in Dhaka city and considered as a ministry of the government and among other duties, provides clerical, security, and other support to the prime minister, governs intelligence affairs, NGOs, and arranges protocol and ceremonies.

The prime minister exchange Eid greetings with different sections of people including party leaders, professionals, senior civil and military officials judges and diplomats at Gana Bhaban. On every Eid Day the gate of the Gono Bhaban is opened for visitors at 9:00am when people from all walks of life started coming after their Eid prayers and waited in queue to meet the prime minister.[2]

Location[edit]

It is on the north west corner of the Mirpur Road and Lake Road crossing and is a five-minute walk from the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban. The area is one of the higher security zones of Dhaka. Both the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and Parliament of Bangladesh are a little way off Ganabhaban.

The government has assigned Gana Bhaban to Hasina under the security act for family members of the father of the nation. The law passed by parliament on October 13, 2009 for state security for Bangabandhu's immediate family members.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PM moves to Gono Bhaban". The Daily Star. March 6, 2010.
  2. ^ "PM exchanges Eid greetings with people". The Daily Star. BSS. August 23, 2012.