Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called up her party leaders and activists to work relentlessly to implement the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s ideology of building a prosperous Bangladesh.
Hasina, also the president of ruling Awami League party, made the call on Sunday while inaugurating a blood donation programme organized by the party’s peasant wing Bangladesh Krishak League in Dhaka to mark the month of mourning over the 45th anniversary of assassination of Mujibur Rahman, the architect of Bangladesh’s independence.
Bangabandhu along with most of his family was assassinated by a group of disgruntled army officers on August 15, 1975.
Hasina, one of the two Bangabandhu’s daughter who survived the massacre as they stayed out of the country, said those who did not wanted Bangladesh to be independent killed her father and most members of the family.
The assassins wanted to make the country bankrupt through the killing of the country’s founder, she said adding that her party had long been struggling to improve the country as dreamt by her father.
Hasina asked the Bangabandhu followers to continue work to build a hunger-and-poverty-free prosperous Bangladesh saying her father sacrificed his life for the people’s causes.
“The dream of the Father of the Nation will be materialised if we can establish Bangladesh as a hunger-and-poverty-free country,” the premier said.
The government and the party chalked out elaborate programme to observe the month of mourning throughout August. The blood donation programe was one of them.
Hasina thanked the organisers for beginning the mourning programme through arranging a voluntary blood donation in memory of the Father of the Nation to save the lives of critical patients during the Covid-19 pandemic.
AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader joined the programme virtually, while AL Presidium Member Jahangir Kabir Nanak and Joint Secretary AFM Bahauddin Nasim addressed it. Krishak League President Samir Chanda presided the function, while its General Secretary Umme Kulsum Smiriti, MP, spoke, among others.