Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon all not to accept defeat out of fear of death because of the novel coronavirus that wreaked havoc across the world claiming hundreds of thousands of lives.
“We won’t accept defeat, death is inevitable, death can happen any time, but we won’t accept defeat against this invisible force out of fear,” she said about the Covid-19, a disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
The prime minister made these morale-boosting remarks while addressing a function marking the 34th founding anniversary of the Special Security Force (SSF) from her official Ganabhaban residence.
She urged people not to lose confidence in this time of crises.
The world has become standstill due to fear and deaths caused by the coronavirus despite the fact that many more people die of other reasons, observed the prime minister.
No power or asset of the rich and powerful countries could so far bring any positive result in the fight against the invisible virus COVID-19, she added.
She said her government has given special attention to keep continuing the lives and livelihoods of the people alongside ensuring their protection and education as well.
Hasina called the people to remain alert and to keep them safe by following the health codes.
“Everyone should bear in mind protection of himself means to protection of others,” she added.
The premier greeted the SSF personnel for arranging security for her and other VVIPs risking their lives saying, “As you people are thinking about my security, I am also thinking about your security. I want you to be safe and secured.”
She stressed for more training and knowledge on modern technologies to ensure security of their own and the VVIPs they are protecting.
After assuming office in 1996, she said the manpower of SSF was found less and under equipped, adding that, later her government purchased modern technologies and appoint more manpower for the SSF.
The prime minister called upon the SSF personnel to read the book titled “Secret Documents of Intelligence Branch on Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,” saying, “The people, who are working to ensure security, should study the book to know on how to work.”
Besides, one could know how Bangabandhu make Bangladesh ready in phases towards the desired independence, she continued.
Director General of SSF Maj Gen Md Majibur Rahman gave welcome address at the function from the Ganabhaban.