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Bangladesh indomitably moving ahead to realise Bangabandhu’s dream: Hasan

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today

said Bangladesh is moving ahead indomitably to materialise the dream of

Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman under the dynamic

leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

“Bangladesh gets the final recommendation from the United Nations for

Bangladesh’s transition to a developing country from least-developed country

status . . . The country has left behind Pakistan in every index, which is

being also published in every media of Pakistan,” he said.

The minister made the comments while addressing the triennial conference of

Awami League Athrai upazila unit of the district.

Hasan said Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had told that he would turn

the state into Sweden in the the next 10 years. But, then, the people of

Pakistan replied him (Imran Khan) saying that ‘not Sweden, turn Pakistan as

Bangladesh in the next 10 years.

Mentioning that Bangladesh in terms of per capita income has already left

behind India, he said. “The achievement during the last 12 years has been

possible only for Bangabandhu’s worthy daughter Prime Minister Sheikh

Hasina.”

About COVI-19 situation, the minister said the pandemic was in tolerable

level in Bangladesh due to farsighted vision of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Many people were infected and died in the developed nations due to the

Coronavirus, but such types of incidents did not take place in Bangladesh, he

added.

He said many people, including BNP leaders, apprehended that crores of

people in the country would get infected with the virus and thousands of

people would die due to the spread of the Coronavirus.

“Even, they told that the government would not be able to bring COVID 19

vaccine in proper time. But the government has been able to successfully

combat the COVID 19 situation under the skilled and dynamic leadership of the

premier,” said Hasan, also Awami League joint general secretary.

He said the government has taken initiatives for buying vaccine before the

production. “And the vaccine has reached the country ….people are receiving

vaccines,” he added.

The minister urged the BNP leaders and other people, who earlier criticised

the government regarding vaccines, to receive the vaccines openly, not

secretly. He also urged the BNP leaders not to make countrymen confused.

BNP leaders also told that thousands of people would die due to starvation

during the COVID 19, he said, adding but, not a single person died due to the

virus as the government has taken pragmatic steps, he added.

All the leaders and activists of Awami League remained beside the

countrymen during the Corona pandemic following the directives of Prime

Minister Sheikh Hasina.

“For this, many including ministers, lawmakers and advisors of the

government and senior leaders of the party were infected with the virus and

many of them died. I was also infected. But, the persons, who criticized the

government, didn’t stand beside the common people,” said Hasan.

The minister went on saying that Bangladesh is now known as a hunger-free

country. The government has set a unique example through providing allowances

to widow, elderly people and people with disabilities and allocating houses

to homeless people.

The minister said the government has also increased the allowances of

Freedom Fighters, which is now Taka 20,000.

Food Minister and AL Naogaon district unit general secretary Sadhan Chandra

Majumder addressed the conference as the key speaker with AL Athrai upazila

unit president Nripendranath Datta Dulal in the chair.

AL health affairs secretary Dr Rokeya Sultana, Barrister Nizam Uddin Jalil

Jan, MP, and Md Anowar Hossain Helal, MP, addressed the conference as special

guests.

Naogaon AL district unit president Md Abdul Malek inaugurated the

conference.

In the second session of the conference, Nripendranath Datta Dulal and

Mohammad Akkas Ali was elected as president and general secretary of the

upazila AL unit respectively.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)