‘All have to work together for the country’s development’: Prime Minister

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Dhaka, November 5: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said that all have to work together for the country’s development.

 “Due to the government’s right policy, discrimination between the rich and poor has reduced significantly in the country.  It is our policy to develop the country. All have to work together for the country’s development,” the Prime Minister said this while addressing the launching ceremony of 45th National Cooperatives Day programme at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the city.

 She called for strengthening the cooperative movement in the country saying cooperatives can play a big role in the socioeconomic development of the nation.

“Father of the Nation aspired for multipurpose village cooperatives. But his brutal killing dashed the dream. We are trying to implement his vision in different ways through taking many adaptable programmes,” she said.

The present government is giving importance to cooperatives to implement `Vision-2021` and `Vision-2041` she said, adding that the government has enacted time-befitting cooperatives laws.

She highlighted the steps taken by her government for the development of cooperatives and said cooperatives movement has expedited in the country because of those steps.

As the chief guest Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also distributed the Cooperatives Award- 2014 in the function.

Minister for LGRD and Cooperatives Khandakar Mosharraf Hossain, chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of LGRD and Cooperatives Abul Hasnat Abdullah and State Minister for LGRD and Cooperatives Moshiur Rahman Ranga attended the function as special guests.

The theme of the day this year is “The philosophy of cooperatives is sustainable development.”