Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Saturday said that it would not take much time to eradicate illiteracy from Bangladesh if Bangladesh Chhatra League came forward to teach the illiterate people.
He came up with the remark while inaugurating a programme titled Shakkhorota Ovijan, organised by BCL, the ruling party-backed student organisation, marking International Literacy Day at Teacher Student Center auditorium of Dhaka University.
He also claimed that the country experienced a hard time during the period of Bangladesh Nationalist Party as literacy rate reduced that time.
‘Ruling Awami League government is trying to overcome all the obstacles to eradicate illiteracy from the country,’ he said.
Kamal also said that the government wanted to lead the country towards prosperity as the country’s socio-economic status was improving and people were getting benefits of the development across the country.
BCL central president Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon presided over the programme, while BCL central general secretary Golam Rabbani and Awami League’s member of the advisory council Khandaker Bazlul Haq, among others, spoke at the programme.
International Literacy Day was observed across the country on Saturday.