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Bangabandhu`s Homecoming Day observed

AL believes in work, not in word: Hasina

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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.

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