BSS-33 Govt is working for people of all faiths: PM





Govt is working for people of all faiths: PM

DHAKA, Dec 23, 2019 (BSS) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said today her government is working for the welfare of the people of all religions irrespective their castes and creeds.

“We are working for all in following the policy of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman who dreamt of a secular state where everyone will have the similar rights,” she said while exchanging Christmas greetings with the Christian community at her official Ganabhaban residence here this afternoon.

“Bangladesh is a secular state and all citizens irrespective of their religions will live in the country with similar rights,” she added.

In this context, she recalled that people of all faiths fought shoulder to shoulder the Liberation War in 1971 and achieved independence.

“So, we want to build Bangladesh as a developed and prosperous country, which along with its people will get a dignified position in the world. This is our target,” she said.

At the outset of her speech, the Prime Minister extended her greetings to the members of the Christian community across the world, saying that Jesus Christ always worked for the humanity.

“He (Jesus) taught us love for human beings and their welfare,” she said, adding that like Jesus, Bangabandhu dedicated his entire life for the welfare of all people being imbued with the love for human beings.

Elaborating her government’s successes in various fields, Sheikh Hasina said her government has been able to bring down the poverty rate to 20 percent from 41 percent. “We are making our strides for reaching development to every corner of the country and for all irrespective or religions.”

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