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PM seeks cooperation of all to establish ‘Sonar Bangla’

  • Published at 07:49 pm January 2nd, 2019
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina receives a bouquet from a group of civil officials during an event at Ganabhaban in Dhaka on Wednesday, January 1, 2019 Focus Bangla

Awami League's win is the outcome of coordinated efforts of the people, says Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought cooperation from all, including the officials of public and private organizations, in establishing a poverty and hunger-free “Sonar Bangla” as dreamt by the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Her call came when senior civil and military officials, individuals and leaders of various organizations, including the Bangladesh Scouts and Bangladesh Girl Guides Associations, met her at Ganabhaban on Wednesday, reports UNB.

All of them greeted the prime minister, presenting her with bouquets on landslide victory secured by the Awami League’s on Sunday’s 11th general election.

Hasina said her party’s victory in the election was the result of coordinated efforts of people of all walks of life.

Saying her responsibility towards the country and its people further increased after they won the polls, she assured the people of accomplishing the responsibilities to fulfil their desires, hopes and aspirations.

She reiterated her and her administration’s strong stance against terrorism and militancy, saying there would be no room on the Bangladesh soil for such criminals.

Hasina, who is also the Awami League president, extended her gratitude to those who came to congratulate her.

Young members of Bangladesh Scouts and Bangladesh Girl Guides Association greet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during an event at Ganabhaban on January 1, 2018 | Focus Bangla

SDG Affairs Chief Coordinator Abul Kalam Azad, Education Secretary Sohrab Hossain and PSO of the Armed Forces Division Lieutenant General Mahfuzur Rahman were present, among others.

Addressing another function where cross-section of people congratulated her at Ganabhaban on Tuesday night, the prime minister said: "There will be no space for war criminals and anti-liberation forces on Bangladesh soil and the country will move only with the spirit of the Liberation War - it is the reality... we got that mandate from people through the election."

Ministers, political leaders, cultural personalities, artistes, poets, actors, singers, physicians, journalists, litterateurs, civil society members and senior civil and military officials had greeted her with bouquets.

Expressing gratitude to the people for Awami League's landslide victory, Hasina said professionals starting from poets, artistes to litterateurs and even the common people were keen that the boat would win the elections.

She sought cooperation from the people of all classes and professions in maintaining the development pace and progress of the country.