Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has suggested the children to build them as real human being to steer the nation to a new height of development.
“We want the children to build them as real human being and leaders of the future to take the country to different levels from where we are,” the Prime Minister said addressing the annual children and juveniles’ rally to mark the National and Independence Day.
She also asked the future leaders to nourish the spirit of patriotism and prides of a victorious nation to consolidate the country’s dignity in the world.
Hasina was addressing the gathering at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in the morning.
She iterated her calls to the parents and teachers to remain careful in keeping the children out of the influences of militancy, terrorism and drug addiction.
“Children must pursue their studies attentively to build them as worthy citizens and each and every parents and guardian must make the stride,” she said asking the children to obey the parents, guardians and teachers to brighten the image of their parents.
Hasina also distributed prizes among the winners of nationwide school competitions on singing the National Anthem in the correct melody and rhymes.
The prime minister said the goal of independence was to make Bangladesh as a developed and prosperous country.
“Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman has given us the independence, and it’s our duty to materialize the goal and ensure Bangladesh’s position in the world,” she said referring to Bangladesh’s graduation to be a developing nation from LDC.
“We will not live seeking alms or bowing head to others….. We will live with dignity as a victorious nation.”
She expressed firm conviction that Bangladesh would celebrate the birth centenary of Bangabandhu in 2020 and golden jubilee of independence in 2021 as a hunger and poverty free nation.
She sought cooperation to turn Bangladesh into a developed and prosperous country in South Asia by 2041.
Hasina said Bangladesh was born as an independent and sovereign state through long 23 years of struggle and nine months bloody war. “As an independent nation we have to secure our position in the world community,” she added.
The galleries of Bangabandhu National Stadium was decorated with portraits of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, four national leaders, war heroes, photographs of the prime minister and natural beauties of Bangladesh.
The prime minister witnessed the march past of smartly turned out units of school students and took salute. She also enjoyed attractive display of the school students on different themes of the War of Liberation.