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PM: Take country forward with Liberation War spirit

Update : 25 Mar 2018, 02:53 PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged all to work together in a planned way so that Bangladesh marches forward with the Liberation War spirit. "I want Bangladesh to move forward with the Liberation War spirit and this journey must not be stopped as we want to make the country a middle-income one by 2021 and developed one by 2041," she said. The Prime Minister made the statement on Sunday while speaking at the distribution ceremony of the "Swadhinata Puroskar-2018" (Independence Award- 2018),the highest civilian honour of Bangladesh. She handed over the awards to the recipients at a function organized by the Cabinet Division at Osmani Memorial Auditorium. This year, 18 distinguished personalities received the award in recognition of their outstanding contributions to their respective fields. Sheikh Hasina said it was a dream of the Father of the Nation to fulfill the basic rights of people.
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"To me remaining in power means discharging my responsibilities to people, building the country with the great Liberation War spirit and making it poverty- and hunger-free as dreamt by the Father of the Nation," she said. She mentioned that Bangladesh has fulfilled all the criteria to step into the developing country group. "We will now move in the world arena with our heads high, never bow down our heads." Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam read out the citations at the program. Cabinet members, MPs, secretaries, diplomats, the awards recipients and other guests were present at the function.
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