Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said it is now proven that the country is following the development path set by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
“We are doing what Father of the Nation showed us during his tenure of three and a half years. We are moving ahead following his path as we are trying to successfully implement what he wanted to accomplish and now the people of the country are reaping the results of that,” she said.
Sheikh Hasina said Bangabandhu dreamt of improving the quality of life of the people by building Bangladesh as a hunger- and poverty-free country.
The premier made the remarks while addressing a discussion meeting organized by Awami League (AL) to mark 101st birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Children’s Day at the party’s central office in city’s 23 Bangabandhu Avenue. Sheikh Hasina chaired the discussion virtually from Ganabhaban on Sunday.
Sheikh Hasina, also the president of ruling Awami League, said Bangladesh has now achieved the status of developing nation under this government by following Bangabandhu’s directions, overcoming the black chapters from 1975 to 1996 and 2001 to 2008, and the country will continue its progress.
“Bangladesh will move ahead as a developing nation and will be a developed nation by 2041,” she said.
The prime minister said Bangladesh would not have emerged as an independent nation without the birth of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Referring to the celebration of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation, Sheikh Hasina extended her gratitude to the country’s people and said it has been possible as they (people) voted Awami League to power.