She also said the government has already declared 2020-21 as the Mujib Year, and will celebrate the year in a befitting manner
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday urged the people of Bangladesh to remain vigilant, so that anti-liberation forces, killers, terrorists and militants can never assume state power again.
She made the call while addressing a discussion at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC), on the occasion of the 99th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
"In this Bangladesh, the people's rights will be upheld. Insha Allah, we will build a Golden Bangladesh that is free from hunger and poverty," the prime minister said.
She also said the government has already declared 2020-21 as the Mujib Year, and will celebrate the year in a befitting manner. "We have constituted a committee in this regard. Preparations will have to begin at all levels, including unions, to celebrate the Mujib Year."
The prime minister said Bangabandhu founded Bangladesh, setting up all basic structures required for its economy, culture, and politics.
She added that the birth of Bangabandhu was necessary for the emergence of an independent Bangladesh. "It is unsure whether the birth of Bangladesh would have been possible without the birth of the great leader.”
The prime minister said Bangabandhu had been preparing his people for independence since 1948, defying the pressure and intimidation of Pakistani rulers. “Bangabandhu was repeatedly put behind bars, but nothing could stop him from pursuing his goal.”
Sheikh Hasina also said the Father of the Nation took every step extremely carefully during his long struggle for independence, keenly aware that a wrong move could impede the people’s aspirations.
Awami League leaders Amir Hossain Amu, Tofail Ahmed, Matia Chowdhury, Mahbubul Alam Hanif, Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Ahmed Hossain, Advocate Qamrul Islam, Fazilatunnesa Indira, and Ajmat Ullah also spoke at the program, among others.
Prof Syed Anwar Hossain discussed various aspects of Bangabandhu's life.