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PM: Serving people and country despite pained and heavy heart

  • Published at 08:30 pm August 22nd, 2018
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina takes part in a group photo after exchanging Eid greetings with a cross-section of people, party leaders, workers, and professionals, at her official residence, Ganabhaban on Wednesday, August 22, 2018

She also commended the law enforcement agencies for their all-out efforts in ensuring people's celebration of Eid without any hindrances

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said even though she bears all the pain of tragedies such as August 15, 1975 and August 21, 2004 in her heart, she has been trying hard to serve the people in the country so they can celebrate their festivals. 

She said even though she lost her whole family on August 15, except her sister, they have been working hard so that people can celebrate Eid festivals in a befitting way. 

"It is our duty to serve you, and let Eid bring all the joy and happiness to you all," the prime minister said, talking to media after exchanging Eid greetings with a cross-section of people, party leaders, workers, and professionals, at her official residence, Ganabhaban.

She also commended the law enforcement agencies for their all-out efforts in ensuring people's celebration of Eid without any hindrances, reports UNB.

"We are trying our best so everyone can reach their village homes, and return comfortably and safely," Hasina said. 

Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, had always said there need to be great sacrifices for any great achievements. "Thinking of that, we are always working so people can live a better life," she said.

Just as people of the country are celebrating Eid-ul-Azha in a festive manner, Sheikh Hasina hoped they would enjoy the coming days in a similar mood.

Visitors were allowed to enter Ganabhaban at 9:30am, when people had finished their Eid prayers. They waited in a long queue to meet the prime minister.

Senior Awami League leaders and cabinet members greeted the prime minister, presenting her with bouquets at the beginning of the program. 

Leaders of different political parties, parliament members, freedom fighters, leaders of associate bodies of Awami League, different professional and trade bodies, as well as a cross-section of people, including destitutes, exchanged Eid greetings with the prime minister.

As in previous years, a few visitors saw the program as an opportunity to draw the attention of the country’s top executives to their problems, and sought the prime minister's intervention to get those problems resolved.

Later, the prime minister exchanged Eid greetings with judges of the Supreme Court, senior civil and military officials, and envoys of different friendly countries.