Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reiterated her government’s stance on ‘Zero Tolerance’ policy against militancy, terrorism and drugs and said that their goal is to build a prosperous and golden Bangladesh of the Father of the Nation’s dream by ensuring peace and security of the people.
This was stated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina while addressing the inaugural session of a two-day program titled ‘Great Hero of Great Victory’ on the occasion of birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and 50th anniversary of great victory. At the time, the Prime Minister said, “We have declared zero tolerance for militancy, terrorism, violence against women and eradication of drugs. Because we want to ensure the peace and security of the people of the country. ‘
Celebrating the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the event was jointly organized by the National Implementation Committee, Ministry of Liberation War Affairs and Jatiya Sangsad Secretariat at South Plaza of Sangsad Bhaban. President. Abdul Hamid was the chief guest and President of India Ramnath Kobind addressed the function as the guest of honor. The youngest daughter of the father of the nation and sister of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Sheikh Rehana was present on the stage.
At that time, Sheikh Hasina recalled India’s contribution for the overall support of the liberation struggle of Bengal. Expressing gratitude to the President of India for participating in the Golden Jubilee celebrations, he said, “His Excellency the President of India Ramnath Kobind has joined us as the guest of honor on this glorious day. I am very grateful to him. “
When the President of India arrived at the ceremony, the President said. Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina welcomed him.
Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury and Minister for Liberation War Affairs AQM Mozammel Haque delivered greetings. Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury, Coordinator, National Implementation Committee, gave a welcome address to celebrate the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
He thanked the people of the country for the celebration of victory which was widely celebrated across the country today. He said, “This time we have celebrated the victory with renewed vigor and this festival is not just a celebration – this festival is the promise of our future, we will build Bangladesh as the dream of the father of the nation, hunger and poverty free, developed and prosperous golden Bangladesh.” Mentioning that today Bangladesh has been recognized as a developing country from the least developed country left by the father of the nation, he said his goal is to fulfill Bangabandhu’s dream and today marks 50 years of independence. The big thing is how far we have come at this time. ‘
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said her government has been able to reduce the poverty rate from 40 percent to 20 percent, raising the per capita income to ৫ 2,554. In addition to providing electricity to households, the government has continued the program of providing housing to every homeless person in the country.
The Prime Minister expressed strong hope that his government would be able to fulfill the dream of the Father of the Nation to put a smile on the faces of the bereaved. He said that despite the fact that the coronavirus has created many obstacles in the way of his government moving forward, his government has been able to keep the wheel of the country’s economy running by controlling the coronavirus.
The Prime Minister said in the 50 years of independence, Bangladesh has been able to maintain good relations with all the countries by following the foreign policy of the father of the nation ‘friendship with all, not enmity with anyone’. “We have kept the wheel of our development in motion by maintaining friendship with all countries in line with the foreign policy of the father of the nation,” he said.
Sheikh Hasina further said, “Bangladesh is a country of non-communal consciousness. We have ensured that people of all faiths can practice their religion equally in this country and they are practicing it. ‘ Done. Now the goal is to make Bangladesh a developed and prosperous golden Bangladesh by 2041.
On behalf of the celebration committee, Bangabandhu’s youngest daughter Sheikh Rehana paid special tribute to Indian President Ramnath Kobind. On this occasion, the guests unveiled the wrappers of two commemorative books published in Bengali and English on the occasion of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has edited these two memoirs.
Recalling the tragic chapter of 1975, the Prime Minister highlighted the political context of that time. He said that at that time, he and his younger sister Sheikh Rehana, the only surviving member of the family, had to live as refugees abroad and were not allowed to enter the country. At that time there were 19 coups in the country, many members of the armed forces were killed on the pretext of coups.
Sheikh Hasina recalled that she was forced to return to the country after being elected President of the Awami League in 1981. The Prime Minister said she has been trying to build Bangladesh on the ideals of the father of the nation ever since. Although it came to power in 1996 after a long 21 years, the Awami League was not allowed to come to power again in 2001. However, after winning the elections in 2008, his political party Awami League is still leading Bangladesh from power.
The daughter of Bangabandhu recalled the history of long struggle and sacrifice of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu for the independence of Bangladesh. He said, “Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman has fought all his life for the realization of the rights and exploitation of the exploited and deprived people of this country.” Bangabandhu has struggled all his life with the goal of building a hunger-free Bangladesh, he has sacrificed his life. The Father of the Nation has given us the gift of an independent nation-state through the liberation war by uniting the whole nation step by step starting from the language movement. ‘