BSS-40 PM urges all to work for building prosperous Bangladesh

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PM urges all to work for building prosperous Bangladesh

DHAKA, Nov 21, 2019 (BSS) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called upon all to accomplish their respective duties sincerely to make Bangladesh a developed and prosperous country.

“Our economy is strong enough. So, we want to build our country by ourselves and I want all to work from their respective positions with sincerity to build the country,” she said, addressing a reception at Senakunja of Dhaka Cantonment marking the Bangladesh Armed Forces Day.

The premier said she wants to advance the country without begging anything to anyone and bowing down to anybody, rather moving forward with the head high being a victorious nation of the Liberation War.

Bangladesh is one of the world’s fifth countries with regards to the economic development and is currently implementing 90 percent of the development works with own finance, she added.

Expressing hope that the armed forces would play an effective role to continue the democratic trend with the sense of the highest responsibility, she said, “I firmly believe the commitment of the armed forces will continue for the noble cause of building the country by maintaining the chain of command being responsible to the Constitution.”

The prime minister said there will be economic development in the country if peace and security prevail.

“So, the ongoing drive against terrorism, militancy and corruption will be continued as we are striding so that the people of the country can live in peace,” she continued.

The premier appreciated the armed forces for their successes to attain universal recognition for its honesty, sincerity, efficiency and multifaceted services for the welfare of the people.

Describing the armed forces as the symbol of independence and sovereignty, she recalled their contribution and services towards humanity and the role in safeguarding the lives and property during any natural disaster side by side protecting the country’s independence and sovereignty.

In this context, the premier appreciated the role of armed forces for successfully handling the recent cyclonic storm “Bulbul”. PM’s Security Affairs Adviser Major General (Rtd) Tarique Ahmed Siddique and chiefs of three services stood beside the premier as she addressed the reception.

Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, former president Dr Badrudowza Chowdhury, Chief Election Commissioner K M Nurul Huda, cabinet members, leaders of different political parties, including BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Jaitya Party (Ershad) Chairman GM Quader, PM’s advisers, foreign diplomats, leading figures representing different professions, editors, senior civil and military officials and their spouses joined the reception.

The premier later exchanged pleasantries with the army officials and their family members, diplomats and other guests.

She earlier inaugurated the extended and reconstructed Senakunja.

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