Dhaka, Sept 28: Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Moonday said Bangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh Hasina symbolises an only name who stays beside masses and leads the nation in every crisis, struggle, development and advancement.
“Today is the 74th birthday of Bangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh Hasina. Her life is an episode of struggle. She (Sheikh Hasina) stays beside the people in every crisis, development, movement and achievement,” said Hasan, addressing a seminar at the auditorium of Jatiya Press Club (JPC) in the capital.
Media for Development and Peace (MDP) organized the seminar marking the 74th birthday of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina titled ‘NaririKhomotayone Sheikh Hasina: BishwaNetrithe Bangladesh’.
Awami League Women Affairs Secretary Meher Afroz Chumki, MP, and SDG Affairs Coordinator at PMO Senior Secretary Zuena Aziz, addressed the seminar as special guests with JPC General Secretary Farida Yeasmin in the chair.
Diplomatic Correspondents Association president Angur Nahar Manti read out the keynote paper while News24 Channel Chief News Editor Shahnaz Munni also addressed the seminar.
Hasan said she (Sheikh Hasina) became the President of Awami League in a very unfavourable situation. Next February will see the 40th anniversary of Sheikh Hasina’s taking over the charge of Awami League as its President, and next May 17 will be the 40th anniversary of her home-coming day, he added.
“In the last 40 years, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina always stood beside the people in their all disasters, crises and movements,” said Hasan, also AL joint general secretary.
The information minister said the intriguers tried to kill incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina 19 times and they are still hatching conspiracies one after another to serve their ulterior motive.
He said Sheikh Hasina never got upset after returning from the death-valley every time, rather she (Sheikh Hasina) moved forward with more strength and courage.
“She has established democracy and the rights of people to vote. Bangladesh is now self-reliant in food and the country has been turned into a middle income nation from least developed one. Bangladesh is now a role model of development before the world. The example set up by Bangladesh in achieving socio-economic development is universally accepted and recognized today in the world community,” he added.