PM vows to do something better more for countrymen

DHAKA, Sept 28, 2020 (BSS) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on her 74th birthday today vowed to do something better more for the country and its people.

“It’s very tough to work for the country after returning home with losing father, mother, brothers and thus everything. Despite the fact, I am thinking about one thing that I would have to do something better more for the country and its people before leaving (the state power) for whom my father had very much love,” she said.

Sheikh Hasina made the remarks when the cabinet members wished her on her 74th birthday at the regular weekly meeting.

The premier presided over the meeting after being connected from her official residence Ganabhaban, while her cabinet colleagues joined it from the cabinet division at Bangladesh Secretariat here through a videoconference.

On her 74th birthday, the prime minister sought blessings from the countrymen, saying, “I seek doa from all so that as long as I remain alive, I could live with dignity and the people of Bangladesh get benefit from my living.”

She at the same time wished wellbeing of the countrymen and referred to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s desire that the people of Bangladesh would move around the world keeping their head high.

“We know his (Bangabandhu) desire from our childhood, and for that reason, I have been trying my best to materialise his dream to make the country as a ‘Sonar Bangladesh’ as its people can move in the world stage keeping their head high,” she said.

The prime minister thanked all her cabinet colleagues for their support for taking Bangladesh forward towards the development and prosperity.

Turning to the Covid-19 onslaught on the economy and livelihood of the people, she said, “We could have done much works, had coronavirus not appeared.”

But, she said, that the people of Bangladesh have much strength to overcome whatever hurdles come in their path of prosperity.

At the outset of the meeting, the premier expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of Attorney General Mahbubey Alam, saying, “We have taken an obituary motion in his death on behalf of the cabinet.”

She described the death of Mahbubey Alam as a huge loss for the nation as he dealt with many critical cases successfully with his patience, wisdom, knowledge and intellects after facing various hurdles as the country passed tough time in the last few years.

In this connection, she said, “We have tried to save him. But he passed away … it’ll be very difficult to fill his vacuume.”

Sheikh Hasina prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and expressed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.

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