Desk Report: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has described Bangladesh Awami League as one of the “well-organized political parties” in the subcontinent and expressed her firm confidence that none could destroy the organisation.
“Awami League is one of the well-organized and oldest political parties in the subcontinent … none could break the party despite the attacks the party faced time and again in the past and none will be able to do it in future also, Insha Allah,” she said.
Mentioning that the root of Awami League is very deep, she said none could uproot this in the past in spite of efforts for a hundred times and none will be able to do it in future.
Sheikh Hasina, the Awami League President, said this while presiding over a discussion organized by her party at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre on Monday afternoon on the occasion of its 70th founding anniversary.
AL Advisory Council Members Amir Hossain Amu and Tofail Ahmed, Presidium Members Begum Matia Chowdhury, Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim and Mohammad Nasim, General Secretary Obaidul Quader, eminent historian Professor Muntasir Mamoon, AL Joint Secretaries Jahangir Kabir Nanak and Abdur Rahman, Dhaka North City AL unit President AKM Rahmatullah, MP, and Dhaka South City AL Unit President Haji Abul Hasnat took part in the discussion.
AL Publication and Publicity Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud and Deputy Secretary Aminul Islam Amin conducted the discussion, while Deputy Leader of Jatiya Sangsad and senior Presidium member of the party Syeda Sazeda Chowdhury and other senior leaders were present on the dais.
The Prime Minister said Bangladesh Awami League is now bright in the struggle and achievement in its 70 years of history and advised the party men to emulate the ideology of their predecessors.
“You’ll have to dedicate yourselves to the welfare of the country and people by following the ideology of the Father of the Nation and your other predecessors,” she said.
Sheikh Hasina said Bangabandhu used to love the country and people and his aim was to bring welfare for of the country.
“So every leader and worker of the party will have to move with the ideology of the Father of the Nation, and they will have to pursue ‘simple living’ and ‘high thinking’ that we were taught in our childhood,” she said.
The prime minister added that it is possible to achieve many things by leading a simple life and making sacrifice. “Great sacrifice is needed for great achievement and Bangladesh is advancing towards the peak of development as we’re following this principle,” she said.
Sheikh Hasina said the party leaders and workers will have to move mixing with the people and discarding arrogance. “We’ll have to build a country where people’s welfare will be ensured and where they can move holding their head high.
The prime minister directed the party men to further strengthen the organisation. “You’ll have to be ideal followers of Bangabandhu,” she said. _BSS
risingbd/Dhaka/June 24, 2019/AKA