Bangladesh lost all potentials after Bangabandhu’s killing: PM

DHAKA, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said Bangladesh

had lost all potentials and the ideology of the liberation war had been

foiled after the assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh

Mujibur Rahman.

Through the August 15 barbaric killing, the ideology of the great

liberation war had been foiled and we had lost everything, while Bangladesh

had lost all possibilities, she said.

The prime minister said this while inaugurating the blood donation

programme and tree plantation drive of Bangladesh Krishak League at Dhanmondi

in the capital through a teleconference from London yesterday afternoon.

Sheikh Hasina said the 15th August is a black day for the Bangalee nation.

Personally I and Sheikh Rehana lost everything father, mother and brothers

the 15th August brought a disaster in our personal life, while it also

brought a disaster for Bangladesh, she said.

The prime minister asked the party leaders and workers to serve the

distressed humanity and said it is a responsibility of every person to serve

them. A great sacrifice is needed for a great achievement, she said quoting

Bangabandhu.

Sheikh Hasina also directed them to take proper steps to check mosquito

breeding and protect themselves from the menace.

I've already given various instructions to get rid of the impact of

dengue. So I urge everybody to take proper measures by obeying my directives

so that breeding of mosquito cannot take place, she said.

The premier continued: You'll have to protect yourselves, your family and

houses from the mosquitoes.

Sheikh Hasina said Bangabandhu had liberated the country for ensuring

political, economical, social and cultural freedom of the Bangalee nation.

Bangabandhu had wanted the people to be freed from poverty and they to

get better life, live beautifully and move keeping their head high, she

said.

The prime minister said she is continuing serving the countrymen by

containing the ideology of Bangabandhu and sacrificing all things.

I seek doa from the people to continue my endeavours to build a hunger

andpovertyfree Sonar Bangla as dreamt by Bangabandhu, she said.

Sheikh Hasina said millions of people had sacrificed their lives for

Bangladesh's independence and their blood cannot go in vain.

We will celebrate the birth centenary of Bangabandhu in 2020 and the

golden jubilee of independence in 2021 by establishing a hungerand poverty

free Sonar Bangla we brought down poverty significantly and we'll cut it

further, she asserted.

The prime minister said Bangladesh Awami League formed government in 1996

after a long 21 years. Since assumption of office, we have been trying to

materialise the goal, thinking and spirit of the Father of the Nation and

changing the lot of the people, she said.

Sheikh Hasina added: The people will judge whatever we could do and

whatever we could not.

The prime minister said Bangabandhu shed blood for the country and people

and his debt will be repaid by changing fate of the people.

Thanking Bangladesh Krishak League for undertaking blood donation

programme and tree plantation campaign, Sheikh Hasina urged the leaders and

workers of the organisation to arrange blood donation programme massively so

that the critical patients get blood easily.

Recalling Bangabandhu's love for nature and country as well as his strides

to protect environment, the prime minister said the Father of the Nation had

a passion for tree plantation.

Massive tree plantation is needed to save Bangladesh from the impact of

climate change and natural disasters, she said.

In this connection, Sheikh Hasina urged everybody to plant at least three

trees � one wood, one fruit and one herbal tree.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)