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PM: Bangabandhu’s assassination stunted Bangladesh’s development potentials

  • Published at 10:18 pm August 2nd, 2019
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Bangladesh’s debt to Bangabandhu will be repaid by transforming fate of the people

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said Bangladesh lost all her potentials, and also the spirit of the Liberation War was foiled after the assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

“Through the August 15 barbaric killing, the ideology of the great Liberation War had been foiled and we had lost everything, while Bangladesh had lost all possibilities,” she said.

The prime minister said this while inaugurating the blood donation program and tree plantation drive of Bangladesh Krishak League at Dhanmondi through a teleconference from London Thursday afternoon.

Sheikh Hasina said August 15 is a black day for the nation. “Personally, Sheikh Rehana and I lost everything - father, mother and brothers… August 15 brought a disaster in our personal lives, while it also brought a disaster for Bangladesh,” she said.

The prime minister asked the party leaders and workers to serve humanity. 

“A great sacrifice is needed for great achievement,” she said quoting Bangabandhu.

Sheikh Hasina also directed them to take proper steps to check mosquito breeding.

“I urge everybody to take proper measures so that breeding of mosquito cannot take place,” she said.

The premier continued: “You’ll have to protect yourselves, your family and houses.”

Sheikh Hasina said Bangabandhu had liberated the country for ensuring political, economic, social and cultural freedom.

She said millions of people had sacrificed their lives for Bangladesh’s independence, and their blood cannot go in vain.

“We will celebrate the birth centenary of Bangabandhu in 2020, and the golden jubilee of independence in 2021 by establishing a hunger- and poverty-free Sonar Bangla. We brought down poverty significantly and we’ll cut it even further,” she asserted.

The prime minister said Bangabandhu died for the people, and his debt will be repaid by transforming the fate of the people.

Thanking Bangladesh Krishak League for undertaking blood donation programs and tree plantation campaign, Sheikh Hasina urged the leaders and workers of the organization to arrange more blood donation events so that the critical patients get blood easily.

Recalling Bangabandhu’s love for nature and country as well as his strides to protect environment, the prime minister said the Father of the Nation had a passion for tree plantation.

“Massive tree plantation is needed to save Bangladesh from the impact of climate change and natural disasters,” she said.

In this connection, Sheikh Hasina urged everybody to plant at least three trees — one wood, one fruit and one herbal tree.

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