Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
Risingbd Desk: Being inspired by the historic Mujibnagar Day set to be observed tomorrow, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged the countrymen to build a hunger- and poverty-free and happy, prosperous Sonar Bangla as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The premier made the call at a message issued on Monday, marking the historic Mujibnagar Day on Tuesday.
In her message, Hasina said the incumbent government is taking the country forward with the spirit of the Liberation War. In last nine years, the country has achieved an unimaginable progress in the fields of agriculture, education, health, sports, human assets development and employment, poverty reduction, communication, electricity and energy, infrastructural development, foreign affairs, business and trade.
She said the government wants the country to move forward with the Liberation War spirit and this journey must not be stopped as it wants to make the country a middle-income one by 2021 and developed one by 2041.
Expressing her optimism that the country would become a happy and prosperous one soon, the prime minister said Bangladesh is now a role model in socio-economic development. Bangladesh has already attained all three criteria for graduation from the least-developed country (LDC) group to developing one. This recognition has augmented the dignity of Bangladesh in the world.
The first government of the independent Bangladesh had taken oath at Boidhyanathtala in Meherpur along with endorsed the proclamation of the independence, said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her message, adding that the historic place was recognised as Mujibnagar from that day.
After formation of the exile government on April 10 in 1971, political advisor to the Prime Minister HT Imam said: "Prime Minister of the then exile government Tazuddin Ahamed gave an address on the Swadin Bangla Beter Kendra on April 11 and April 17 was fixed for taking oath of the first government of the country."
On April 17, 47 years back, the tiny mango grove-covered village in Baidyanathtala witnessed the ceremonial formation of the provisional government of Bangladesh and millions of freedom loving people listened to the announcement of the formation of the government over radio.
risingbd/Dhaka/April 16, 2018/Saif/AI