The government has given importance to the technology-based education, she says
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reiterated her determination to make Bangladesh a technology and knowledge-based dignified nation along with ensuring economic emancipation of the countrymen.
"Side by side with ensuring economic freedom of the people, we want to build the nation as a modern technology and knowledge-based country in the international arena and through it, we also want to materialize Bangabandhu's dream of establishing a hunger and poverty-free Sonar Bangla," she said.Sheikh Hasina, also the president of Bangladesh Awami League, was addressing a discussion at Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) in Dhaka on Saturday afternoon, reports BSS.
Bangladesh Awami League organized the discussion marking Amar Ekushey and International Mother Language Day.
The prime minister said the government is advancing the country not only economically, but also has given importance to the technology-based education.
"We have ensured scopes for the people to use various types of modern technologies like internet service and mobile phones," she said.
Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh witnessed massive development in the last one decade as Awami League remains in power and as a result, it got recognition of a role model of development in the world.
"Once Bangladesh was known as a country of famine and natural disasters like cyclone and tidal surge, but by the grace of the Almighty, no one can think of Bangladesh like this anymore," she said.
The prime minister said the Language Movement martyrs protected the dignity of the mother language by sacrificing their lives. "Following their footprint, we earned independence in exchange for blood of three million martyrs," she said.
Sheikh Hasina said: "Their sacrifice cannot go in vain and we will not allow it to go in vain and it is our commitment… we will build Sonar Bangla as dreamt by Bangabandhu and celebrate Mujib Borsho [Mujib Year] successfully with this pledge."
Awami League leaders Amir Hossain Amu, Tofail Ahmed, Matia Chowdhury, Abdur Rahman, Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Hasan Mahmud and AFM Bahauddin Nasim, Meher Afroz Chumki, and Merina Zaman Kabita, and Prof of Economics at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver Haider A Khan, among others, took part in the discussion.
Eminent poet Tarik Sujat recited a poem in memory of the martyrs of the Language Movement.
At the outset of the discussion, a one-minute silence was observed in memory of the martyrs of the Language Movement and the Liberation War and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and martyrs of the August 15 carnage.