The truth can never be hidden by lies for long, says Sheikh Hasina
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said no one can distort the country's history and play with the fate of the nation anymore.
"Many generations read and learnt distorted history,” she said, but added that no one would be allowed to distort history anymore.
The prime minister made the remarks addressing a discussion organised by the Awami League, marking National Independence Day, at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka.
She said Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman made a gift of Independence to the nation, but his name had been erased from the history of the Liberation War and the Language Movement.
She said the truth can never be hidden by lies for long as it eventually gets revealed.
Hasina, also the Awami League chief, said her government vows to establish the country as a hunger and poverty free “Sonar Bangladesh,” when the country celebrates the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu, in 2020, and the Golden Jubilee of the country's independence in 2021.
Saying Awami League is the lone political party properly serving the nation, she called upon every activist and leader to work for the country, imbued with the spirit of patriotism.
"To build Bangladesh, we will have to strengthen our organisation," she said.
Chaired by the prime minister, the meeting was addressed among others, by Awami League’s Advisory Council member, Amir Hossain Amu, Presidium members Matia Chowdhury, Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, Mohammad Nasim, Ramesh Chandra Sen, and Muhammad Faruk Khan.
Information Minister Hasan Mahmud, who is also the party’s publicity and publication secretary, and its Deputy Publicity Secretary, Aminul Islam, jointly conducted the discussion.