Nation ready to welcome 2020 with new hope

DHAKA The nation is bidding farewell to the

outgoing year 2019 forgetting all odds and sorrows of the past and welcoming 2020 with new hopes through different programmes.

Jubilant people, particularly the youngsters, will join different New

Year programmes when the clock strikes 12 midnight.

On the eve of the new year, people have already conveyed their best

wishes to their friends and beloved ones through greeting cards and using

different messaging applications and social media platforms.

Corporate and government officials and various organisations also did

the same things as they do every year.

In separate messages, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh

Hasina greeted the countrymen on the eve of New Year 2020.

In separate messages, they wished happiness and welfare for all in 2020.

The day is also a moment of looking back to the outgoing year for

reviewing the successes and failures and planning strategies to reach new

goals for the New Year, with accomplishing the unfinished tasks those need to

be done in the coming days.

The year 2019 was a significant year for Bangladesh as the country saw

many successes in major areas including politics, economy, agriculture,

combating terrorism and driving the IT sectors towards attaining the middle-

income status. The country was totally peaceful in the political landscape in

2019.

The peaceful political situation allowed the country's economy to grow

faster.

Marking the day, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has drawn up multi-

tiered security measures. It bans holding of any programme at open places for

the sake of overall security, according to the DMP.

Police personnel in uniform or plainclothes will be deployed and members

of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit, SWAT (Special Weapons and

Tactics) and bomb disposal team will discharge duties at different city

points to ensure safety.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS