Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the people to work together help Bangladesh turn into a developed and prosperous country.
“We want everyone's cooperation … [to] make the country free from hunger and poverty and make it a prosperous one as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,” she said after exchanging Eid greetings on Monday.
She said her government's aim was to bring the joy of Eid to every home, reports UNB.
“For that, we have ensured food security, medicare facilities and education, and are trying to give people a beautiful life by providing them with homes,” Hasina said.
The government has is setting up 100 economic zones to make the country economically stronger and create jobs, she told journalists.
Hasina hoped that the living standard of people would improve further in the coming days.
“Bangladesh is marching towards progress … it is now a role model of development in the world.”
She mentioned that Bangladesh regained the dignity it had lost after the assassination of Bangabandhu. “Now we want to fulfil Bangabandhu’s dreams,” the prime minister, also the daughter of Bangabandhu, said.
Hasina exchanged greetings with the people at her official residence Gonobhaban from 9:30am.
People from all walks of life thronged the place after Eid prayers and waited in long queue to meet the prime minister.
At the beginning, senior Awami League leaders and cabinet members greeted Hasina.
Leaders of different political parties, parliament members, freedom fighters, leaders of associate bodies of Awami League, different professional and trade bodies as well as cross-section of people, including the destitute, exchanged Eid greetings with the prime minister.
As in previous years, some visitors took the programme as an opportunity to draw attention of the Prime Minister to their woes and sufferings, and sought her intervention and support to resolve those.
Later, the prime minister exchanged Eid greetings with judges of the Supreme Court, senior civil and military officials and envoys of different friendly countries.