Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina vowed to advance the country further calling upon all to join the efforts to build a developed Bangladesh by 2041.
“Now it’s time to move forward. There is no scope to look behind … overcoming all obstacles, we shall establish this country as Bangabandhu’s exploitation-deprivation-free, hunger-poverty-illiteracy-free, non-communal ‘Sonar Bangladesh’ (Golden Bangladesh) Insha Allah,” she said.
Prime Minister was speaking at the grand opening ceremony of 10-day nationwide celebration of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s Birth Centenary coinciding with the Golden Jubilee of 1971 Independence at the National Parade Square on Wednesday.
Sheikh Hasina simultaneously cautioned the countrymen about anti-liberation forces, saying they are still out to foil the country’s achievements.
“… but we’ve to be very careful. Anti-Bangladesh forces are still active at home and abroad. They want to disparage this achievement through various malpractices,” she said.
On the happy birthday of Father of the Nation, she urged all to resist unitedly all evil-sprouts and take the beloved motherland forward towards the path of development and progress.
President Abdul Hamid and his wife Rashida Khanam joined the ceremony along with visiting Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and his spouse Fazna Ahmed.
The programme began with the national anthem sung collectively by 100 young children marking the grand opening of the celebrations at the Parade Square.