The prime minister urged graduating cadets to brighten the image of Bangladesh both at home and abroad by performing their respective responsibilities with utmost honesty, sincerity and competence
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday renewed her call to the people of the country to strictly maintain the health protection guidelines, even after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine.
“[You] don't think that all the problems will be over after taking the Covid-19 shots. You’ll have to wear masks always and follow all the health guidelines to keep yourselves protected. I hope everyone will do it,” she said.
The prime minister made the call while addressing the Mujib Year Graduation Parade of 55th Batch Cadets of Bangladesh Marine Academy (BMA) at Chittagong through a videoconference from her official residence Ganobhaban.
She said though the government is implementing the Covid-19 vaccination program, all should follow all the health protection guidelines, including using face masks and keeping their hands clean always as these are essentials.
Sheikh Hasina said her government has been making its all-out efforts to ensure all types of health services for the people of Bangladesh and has taken appropriate measures to that end.
‘Brighten country’s image’
Pointing at the graduating cadets, the prime minister urged them to brighten the image of Bangladesh both at home and abroad performing their respective responsibilities with utmost honesty, sincerity and competence in the new professional life.
She also stressed the need for exchange of civilizations and culture of Bangladesh alongside bringing back home the good practices of other nations.
“You’ll have to perform your own responsibilities with honesty, competence and sincerity so that the image of Bangladesh is brightened everywhere – at home and abroad,” Hasina added.
She said the highest education and training is needed to compete with this competitive world and the government is creating opportunities to this end.
Referring to different initiatives of the incumbent government to expand scope of education, Sheikh Hasina said they have established Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University in 2013 for higher education in shipping and upgraded 3-year pass course to 4-year honors course along with introduction of masters for maritime science degree.
She said the government wants to pull the country ahead following the vision and philosophy of Father of the Nation.
Mentioning Bangabandhu’s vision and spirit to generate employment opportunities for generation to generation and develop socioeconomic status, the prime minister said her government is working with the goal of creating employment opportunities for the country’s people.
A total of 192 cadets of BMA under the 55 batch became graduates on Thursday.
On behalf of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, MP handed over the “President Gold Medal” and “Bangladesh Shipping Corporation Medal” to the best cadets.
Cadet Captain Adnan Hasib Shawon received “Bangladesh Shipping Corporation Medal” for the best performance among the Cadets of the 55th Batch.
Chief Cadet Captain Abir Md Sadman Noor received “President Gold Medal” for the best all-round performance.
Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury and shipping secretary Mohammed Mezbah Uddin Chowdhury also spoke on the occasion.