Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said she firmly believes that none can erase the country’s real history from now on and simultaneously vowed for added efforts to change the people’s lot by making Bangladesh as a developed and prosperous one.
‘History had been completely erased, totally changed. Now, confidence has come within me that no one can distort or erase the real history of Bangladesh,’ she said.
Presiding over a weekly cabinet meeting virtually from her official Ganabhaban residence in the capital, she also said Bangladesh has now become a developing country by overcoming many hurdles at home and abroad and vowed to take it ahead from its present condition.
Her cabinet colleagues and concerned secretaries got connected to the meeting from the cabinet division.
Sheikh Hasina, also president of the ruling Awami League, said that she had returned to her motherland by facing numerous hurdles and conspiracies even after knowing that she had life risk as the government which had released the war criminals from the jail and given impunity to the killers.
‘I returned to the country under that situation without thinking anything as the independence of the country could not go in vain. I have to make the independent success, ‘she said with emotion chocked voice.
The prime minister however recalled the contribution of the then Awami League leaders and activists and the countrymen who stood beside them (Sheikh Hasina and her younger sister Sheikh Rehana) for return to the country on this day in 1981 from six years of forced exile.
She said that then leaders and activists of the Awami League and the people of the country stood beside them when they returned to the country after losing everything, father, mother and brothers.
The AL president said that Obaidul Quader (current AL general secretary and road transport and bridges minister) as the then president of Chhatra League had issued first statement about return of Sheikh Rehana and me.
Then Awami Juba League chairman Amir Hossain Amu (now AL advisory council member) also gave statement to this end while Mizanur Rahman Chowdhury who later left the party, first placed the matter before the parliament.
She added that she got massive love, affection and blessings of the people wherever she had gone across Bangladesh after returning to the country upon losing her father, mother and brothers.
The prime minister reiterated that the country would be a ‘Golden Bangladesh’ as envisioned by the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
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