President Mohammad congratulated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on her 75th birthday. Abdul Hamid. Besides, the Prime Minister highly praised the leadership of the Prime Minister. The President feels that the country is moving forward on the path of realizing the dream of the Father of the Nation under the leadership of the Prime Minister.
In a message on the occasion of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s 75th birthday on September 26, the President said that Sheikh Hasina is a leader of the people just like her father. With his political wisdom, prudence, dynamic leadership and human values, he has established himself as one of the best statesmen not only in the country but also abroad. Today the Bengali nation is moving forward under his leadership carrying the ideal of the father of the nation in its bosom. Bangabandhu’s lifelong dream is to build a happy and prosperous ‘Golden Bengal’.
The President said Sheikh Hasina was born on September 26, 1947 in a traditional political family of the country. From his childhood, he saw the leadership of his father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the undisputed leader of the Bengali nation, the great architect of independence, the struggling life and the politics of the country and the people. He has been involved in the politics of Chhatra League. He has actively participated in all the struggles for the rights of Bengalis including the anti-Pakistan movement.
Abdul Hamid said that despite being the daughter of the father of the nation, her path was never smooth. On the night of 15 August 1975, his father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family were brutally killed by anti-independence assassins. Mother Sheikh Fazilatun Nesha Mujib, brother Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Jamal, child Sheikh Russell and many relatives were martyred. Sheikh Hasina and her sister Sheikh Rehana survived by staying in the then West Germany.
The President said that they had to spend the next six years in exile in London and Delhi in extreme hostility, bearing the pain of losing their loved ones including their mothers, fathers and brothers. He has been attacked many times including the grenade attack on Bangabandhu Avenue on August 21, 2004. The infinite mercy of Allah Almighty has saved him from these dangers every time.
Abdul Hamid said that he was unanimously elected the President of Bangladesh Awami League at the National Council Session of Bangladesh Awami League held on 14-16 February 1971. He returned to his homeland on 17 May 1971 with the pain of losing his relatives after going through many ups and downs and started a movement to restore democracy. This was followed by the fall of the dictatorship through the mass movement of the ’90s. Victory is democracy.
Abdul Hamid said the Bangladesh Awami League won the general election on June 12, 1996 by a landslide and the government was formed under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina. At this time the historic Hill Tracts Peace Treaty and the Ganges water sharing agreement with neighboring India were signed. The Awami League government under his leadership came to power three times in a row on 29 December 2008, 9 January 2014, 5 January 2014 and 30 December 2016 Eleventh Parliamentary Elections. During this time, the trial of war criminals was started and implementation of the verdict was carried out.
The President said under the strong leadership of the Prime Minister, Bangladesh has today evolved from a least developed country to a developing country like Qatar. Large projects like Padma Bridge, Karnafuli Tunnel, Metro Rail and Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant are being implemented. He has set a shining example in the history of world humanity by sheltering millions of Rohingya people who were forcibly deported and tortured from Myanmar. For this, she has been awarded the title of ‘Mother of Humanity’ in the international arena. In recognition of her outstanding contribution to poverty alleviation, including tackling the negative effects of climate change, information technology, and women’s empowerment, she has received numerous awards at home and abroad and has brought rare honors to the country. In order to turn the country into the golden Bengal of the dream of the father of the nation, he has adopted the Bangladesh Delta Plan (Delta Plan 2100) along with the ‘Vision-2041’ program following the successful implementation of ‘Vision-2021’.He wished Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina good health, longevity, happiness and continued welfare.
(Dhaka Times / 26 September / JB)
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