Bangabandhu’s sacrifice is lesson for all: PM



Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu had set a glaring example by leaving the post of minister only for strengthening his party and described it as a lesson for all.

“Bangabandhu knew that a strong organizational base was needed to attain anything at that time. . . people join the party for the post of minister, but Bangabandhu quit the position to strengthen his party [Awami League],” she said.

Sheikh Hasina said the Father of the Nation had to face limitless torture, but he accepted everything only for the country’s people and that’s why he had made the people united to achieve the independence.

The prime minister was speaking at the third-day programmes of the nationwide celebrations of the Birth Centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and golden jubilee of the Independence.

Charing the auspicious occasion at at the National Parade Square, she simultaneously urged all to take a vow to materialise dreams of Bangabandhu by building a developed and prosperous Bangladesh through bringing smiles on the faces of distressed people.

“Let’s make a pledge to establish a hunger and poverty-free developed, prosperous and non-communal Sonar Bangladesh as dreamt by the Father of the Nation and,” she said.

Sri Lankan Premier Mahinda Rajapaksa attended the function as the guest of honor.

Sheikh Hasina reiterated her government’s commitment to illuminate every house of the country. “No person will remain hungry and homeless in Bangladesh. We’ll light up every house,” she said, ” she said.

She went on saying: “We want every person of the country to have a developed and prosperous life in all fields including education, health and employment.”

Describing Sri Lanka as a close friend of Bangladesh, the prime minister said Bangladesh and Sri Lanka share common views on various regional and international issues and both the countries are cooperative and supportive for each other’s causes.

“Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is a true friend of Bangladesh and he always stood by our side and I also try my level best to reciprocate with that friendly gesture,” she said.

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