Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Monday, May 29, 2017 06:08:57 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Bangabandhu`s Homecoming Day observed

AL believes in work, not in word: Hasina

BNP leaders to be tried in people`s court

By
11th-Jan-2017       Readers ( 269 )   0 Comments
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all (0) »

Staff Reporter :
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said the Awami League (AL) government believes in work, not in words.
 "Awami League always keeps its words and implements the commitments. Many had mocked us about making Bangladesh a digital country. Even they couldn't believe but we did it," she said while addressing a mammoth rally at Suhrawardy Udyan in the city yesterday.
To mark the historic Homecoming Day of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the ruling AL organised the rally in the afternoon. Sheikh Hasina arrived at the meeting venue at 3:20 pm. Hundreds of thousands of supporters, activists and leaders of the ruling party attended the rally.
Earlier in the morning, Sheikh Hasina, also the President of AL paid homage by placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in front of the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in the city.
The Prime Minister said she wants to see a hunger and poverty free Bangladesh upholding the dream of Father of the Nation.
 "We want to see a hunger and poverty free Bangladesh where no people will be homeless and without food. Our commitment is to ensure quality and standard homes for everybody. And we will do it," she said.
Sheikh Hasina termed the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) as a militant and terrorist-based political party.
 "The word of democracy in BNP's mouth does not match," she said, adding nobody gave any response to the movement of burning people. She said the countrymen would never listen to the order of those who killed people and stole orphans' money.
The Prime Minister said the people of the Bangladesh will ensure trial of BNP leaders in people's court.
 "I'm calling upon the people of every section of the society, including religious leaders, teachers and guardians, to build up united resistance against the militancy and educate everybody to remain in the path of peace," she said.
Sheikh Hasina reiterated that Bangladesh would not be a place for militants and terrorists. In this regard, the Premier said Islam is the religion of peace and harmony. "Islam never teaches killing people as Allah is the supreme adjudicator and He would judge the good and bad deeds of mankind."
Sheikh Hasina said suicide is a great sin in Islam. But those, who are unleashing terrorism in the name of religion, are encouraging suicide as the best way to go to haven.
 "Rather they would go to hell as Islam never permits homicide or suicide," she said, adding that people of this country irrespective of their religion would perform their rites peacefully.
She said that the 1975 assassination of Bangabandhu led to Bangladesh being engulfed in a political conspiracy that halted development.  "The assassination of her father Bangabandhu on August 15, 1975 came as a shock just as Bangladesh was emerging from the shadow of the war.
She said none of those who came to power after 1975 wanted to allow Bangladesh to hold its head high.
 "This is because, while their bodies were in Bangladesh, their souls belonged to Pakistan. "If Bangabandhu was alive, Bangladesh would have become a developed nation in 25-30 years, and everyone could have lived in peace and harmony," she said.
The AL President expressed her firm optimism that Bangladesh would celebrate the golden jubilee of independence in 2021 as a prosperous and developed nation as envisioned by Bangabandhu.  "The Father of the Nation is no more amongst us. But he has given us freedom and directives to build up Bangladesh as a developed and prosperous country. Every village of Bangladesh would flourish as town and whole Bangladesh would be a developed one country . . . and it's our clear goal," she said.
Sheikh Hasina said people of the country are living in peace and comfort.
 "They are now dreaming of a beautiful life. But, it's unfortunate that Khaleda Zia feels heartburn when people live in peace.
Party presidium member Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury, Advisory Council Members Amir Hossain Amu and Tofail Ahmed, Presidium members Begum Motia Chowdhury and Mohammad Nasim, General Secretary Obaidul Kader, Organizing Secretary Bahauddin Nasim, Relief and Social Welfare Secretary Sujit Roy Nandi and Mayors of Dhaka Annisul Haq and Sayeed Khokan, spoke, among others, at the rally conducted by publicity secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud.
Besides, leaders and workers of AL and its associate bodies, including Jubo League, Chhatra League, Sramik League, Mohila Awami League, Sechhchasebak League, Jubo Mohila League, Krishak League, Dhaka city AL and other socio-cultural organizations attended the meeting.
On this day (January 10 in 1972), Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman returned to independent Bangladesh after nine and a half months of captivity in a Pakistan jail. Since then, the Nation is observing the day as the Homecoming Day of Bangabandhu.

0 Comments. Share your thoughts also.
Write a comment
Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Back Page »

Spiritual endeavour


Abdul Muqit Chowdhury :The Arabic word 'Ramadhan' has the significance and appeal to 'burn the evil instincts' for purification. 'Siam' calls to 'abstain from misdeeds'. The word 'Ramadhan' is derived from the root 'ramd'. It means heat, excessive heat, high degree of heat, burning. The Persian word 'Roza' means fasting. ...

Editorial »

Transparency over WASA project


THE Asian Development Bank is reportedly bringing pressure on the government to award two contracts to a bidder without competitive bidding to supply 500 million litres of treated water to Dhaka Water Supply Authority (WASA) from River Meghna, as per a New Age report on Sunday. But what is noticeable ...

Football »

Wenger collects record 7th FA Cup unclear on Arsenal future


AP, London :Removing the record seventh FA Cup winner's medal from his pocket, Arsene Wenger was gratified and yet apprehensive."For once I have kept my medal," said the Arsenal manager, who usually gives them away to staff members. "So that means it's a special night for me."And maybe his last ...

Entertainment »

Ariana Grande will return to Manchester for fundraising concert


Undeterred by the severe terror threat and the traumatic attack after her concert, Ariana Grande is all set to return to Manchester. The 23-year-old-singer promised her fans that she will return to Manchester to have a benefit concert to raise money for the victims and their family. The Side to ...

Entertainment »

Int’l viewers ‘jilted’ to know we lip-sync to songs in Bollywood: Pooja Batra


Model-turned-actress Pooja Batra, who will soon be seen psychological thriller Mirror Game: Ab Khel Shuru and has acted in an international film, says audiences abroad feel a little jilted to know that in Bollywood, actors do not sing in real but there is a playback singer. “Since in western countries, ...

City »

BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia along with others offering Munajat at an Iftar Mahfil organised for Ulema-Mashaekh and orphans at the Ladies Club in the city on Sunday, the first day of holy Ramzan.


International »

Trump ends nine-day overseas trip with a flourish as trouble looms at home


Reuters, Washington :With trouble facing him back home, US President Donald Trump ended his nine-day overseas journey in dramatic fashion on Saturday, addressing US troops at a campaign-style rally.Trump flipped traditional US foreign policy upside down on his tour through the Middle East and Europe, coddling Middle Eastern leaders with ...

International »

May's Conservatives maintain 14-point lead over Labour: Poll


Reuters, London :British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party has a 14 percentage point lead over the main opposition Labour Party ahead of a June 8 election, according to an ICM opinion poll published in the Sun newspaper on Sunday.The poll put the Conservatives on 46 percent and Labour on ...

Editorial »

Holy Ramzan is not for greedy business


THE Holy month of Ramzan starts from today with a surge in the pieces of essentials in the kitchen market to a new height. The government leaders said the market has enough supply and it is true because traders have imported essentials in huge quantity in the past months anticipating ...

Back Page »

Holy Ramzanul Mubarak


Abdul Muqit Chowdhury :Holy Ramzan, the ninth month of the  Arabic year and the best period for virtuous deeds, starts today with great inspiration and religious fervour. This month is unique, to have Revelation of the Holy Quran-the universal and eternal message for guidance of mankind. The Muslims are fortunate ...

Sports »

China's former tennis star Li Na joins business school


AFP, Beijing :Chinese two-time Grand Slam champion Li Na enrolled Saturday in a prominent Beijing business school program for senior management executives. "As a retired athlete who has been in the tennis industry for many years, I hope to pursue a wide range of business interests in my second career," ...

Entertainment »

Being a part of classic like Titanic a big honour: Celine Dion


Singer Celine Dion says it is a matter of pride and honor for her to have sung hit love ballad My Heart Will Go On for the film Titanic. The 49-year-old songstress recently sang the number from the 1997 blockbuster at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards to celebrate the 20th ...

Entertainment »

Kartik Aaryan’s camaraderie with Paresh Rawal


Kartik Aaryan impressed us all with his hilariousness in the Pyaar Ka Punchnama series and he is all set to push the envelope in comedy with Guest Iin London. The trailer is standing proof of this.  In a three minute comic trailer that stars the comedy legend Paresh Rawal, Kartik ...

International »

Hillary delivers stinging attack on Trump at graduation speech


AFP, New York :Hillary Clinton launched a stinging attack on Donald Trump Friday, obliquely comparing him to former president Richard Nixon, who resigned in 1974 to escape impeachment, and savaging the Republican assault on fact-based politics.The defeated Democratic presidential nominee made her remarks in a commencement address at her alma ...

Editorial »

HC ruling on illegally charged session fee of private English medium schools


THE High Court Division on last Thursday declared that all forms of session fees charged by the numerous English medium schools in the country as illegal. The verdict came against the backdrop of a writ petition filed with the HC in 2012 challenging the legality of Session Fees and value ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news