Global community recognizes Bangladesh’s leadership in attaining remarkable progress over the years
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the debt of Bangabandhu's blood will have to be repaid through materializing his dream to build a poverty-free Sonar Bangladesh.
"The Father of the Nation sacrificed his blood for this country. We have to repay the blood debt through fulfilling his dream. His dream was to build a hunger-free and poverty-free Bangladesh. We will build that Bangladesh, this is our pledge," she said on Friday.
The prime minister was addressing a program organized by the Awami League at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BCCI) in Dhaka's Agargaon area, marking the National Mourning Day and 44th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League president, presided over the event.
She said although the Father of the Nation is no more, his ideal still remains. "If you do politics upholding this ideal in heart, you will be able to attain people's trust, confidence and honour. You will be able to advance the country."
Sheikh Hasina said people across the globe have become astonished seeing the remarkable progress of Bangladesh over the last 10 years.
"A nation can move forward when those who sacrificed for the independence and engage in politics with principle remain in power," she said, adding that when the elements of the defeated forces remain in power, that nation cannot move forward.
Awami League leaders Amir Hossain Amu, Tofail Ahmed, Matia Chowdhury, Mohammad Nasim, Advocate Abdul Matin Khasru, Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Abdur Rahman, AFM Bahauddin Nasim, and Advocate Azmat Ullah Khan also spoke at the program.
At the outset of the meeting, a one-minute silence was observed in memory of Bangabandhu and other martyrs of the August 15 carnage.