Advance country being imbued with patriotism: PM

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Dhaka, Mar 26: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday urged the children and juveniles to advance the country being imbued with the spirit of patriotism and the liberation war.“You’re the future leaders of the country. So you’ll have to take the country forward by loving it deeply and being imbued with patriotism and the spirit of the liberation war,” she said.

Extending her heartfelt greetings to the countrymen including the children as well as the expatriate Bangladeshis on the occasion of the Independence Day, Sheikh Hasina reiterated her determination to materialise Bangabandhu’s dream by establishing Bangladesh as the most peaceful, developed and prosperous country in South Asia, BSS reported.

“We want that you (children) will build Bangladesh as a developed and prosperous country … we will fulfill Bangabandhu’s dream by establishing Bangladesh as the most peaceful, developed and prosperous country in South Asia Insha Allah,” she said.

The prime minister was addressing the Independence and National Day-2019 rally of children and juveniles at Bangabandhu National Stadium here this morning.

The Ministry of Liberation War Affairs and Dhaka District Administration jointly arranged the function.

Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haq and Deputy Commissioner of Dhaka Md. Abu Saleh Mohammad Ferdous Khan were present on the occasion.

Sheikh Hasina renewed her call to parents, guardians, teachers and religious leaders to remain careful in keeping the children out of the influences of militancy, terrorism and drugs addiction.

She said the government wants to free the country from terrorism, militancy and drugs abuse. “So I would like to urge the parents, guardians, teachers and religious leaders to inform the children and juveniles about the bad impact of militancy, terrorism and drugs abuse and protect them from those menaces,” she said.

The prime minister said the parents and guardians must remain alert about where their children go and with whom they develop relations.

On the occasion, Sheikh Hasina distributed prizes among the winners of nationwide school competitions on singing the national anthem in the correct melody and rhymes.