MMC in Sylhet to be nationalized: Prime Minister

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Sylhet, Jan 21: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced on Thursday that Sylhet Madan Mohan College (MMC) will be nationalized.

She said while launching its diamond jubilee celebrations.

The majority of people, who addressed the event on Thursday, sought the prime minister’s assurance on the matter.

“Our honourable finance minister has played a huge role here. There shouldn’t be a problem with nationalisation when the finance minister is present,” said the prime minister in her speech with AMA Muhith at her side.

“We can do this since he is here.”

Finance Minister Muhith is the chairman of the college’s governing body.PM in Sylhet

A helicopter carrying the prime minister reached the city at around 12pm.

“The people need to be educated for a developed Bangladesh free from poverty and hunger,” she said taking part in the ceremony to mark its 75th anniversary.

“I will urge those who care about education and are wealthy to pay attention to the development of education institutions.”

The prime minister also stressed on providing international-standard education to students from primary to higher education levels.

The Prime Minister said there is no need to raise any demand before her as she knows the problems of the country’s people and also knows how to deal with those.

“I know very well what the problems of our countrymen are and also know well on how to deal with those and develop the country…we’re working to that end,” she said.

Sheikh Hasina, also the President of ruling Awami League, said this while addressing a mammoth public rally at the historic Alia Madrasah Ground.

The Prime Minister called upon people not to forget ‘boat’, the election symbol of Awami League, in the coming days as it has continued to ensure peace, prosperity and development of the country.

“Hope, you’ll surely keep confidence in us (AL) because we’ve got independence through casting votes in favour of ‘boat’ and it also ensured development. Please don’t forget about ‘boat’ during vote in the coming days …boat will ensure peace, prosperity, development and your economic emancipation,” she said.

Prior to addressing the rally, the Prime Minister inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of 22 development projects from the same venue.

Terming Awami League as an organisation that belongs to common people, Hasina said the country witnessed massive development whenever the party assumed office as it brought the country’s independence.

“But, those who had grabbed power looted everything, created militancy and unleashed terrorism. But, there’ll be no place for them. Bangladesh is moving ahead and will continue to move…we’ll establish Bangladesh as a prosperous and developed country,” she told the rally.

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