CHATTOGRAM, Dec 19, 2020 (BSS) – Awami League (AL) Joint General
Secretary and Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud said that many
people had expressed fears about Corona, saying that there would be
hundreds of dead bodies on the roads in the country by Corona,
millions of people would be starving, but their fears have been proved
“Under the dynamic leadership of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
Bangladesh has set an example in the world in dealing with Corona and
moved forward even in the midst of the Corona pandemic. Although the
whole world stopped by Corona, Bangladesh did not stop its activities,
The minister continued: “Only 22 countries in the world have
positive GDP growth in Corona, Bangladesh is at the top in the list.
Not only the Prime Minister has been able to keep up economic growth,
she has also been successful in tackling the Corona pandemic,” he
The death rate in Bangladesh, he said, is much lower than in many
countries in the world and even in Pakistan. This is possible only
because of the Prime Minister’s careful handling, he added.
He was speaking virtually as the chief guest at the tri-annual
conference of Padua Union AL held at Padua Rajarhat Hospital ground
under Rangunia upazila of the district this evening.
Golam Kabir Talukder, acting president of Union Awami League,
presided over the conference while Rangunia Upazila Chairman Swajan
Kumar Talukder, Rangunia Municipality Mayor Shahjahan Sikder, former
Upazila Chairman Muhammad Ali Shah, Chairmen Idris Azgar, Bedarul Alam
Chowdhury Bedar, Abul Kashem Chishti and Nazrul Islam Talukder,
Upazila Vice Chairman Shafiqul Islam, Women Vice Chairman Advocate
Ayesha Akhter, Upazila Awami League Leader Engineer Shamsul Alam
Talukder, Abu Jafar Chairman, Iqbal Hossain and Emrul Karim Rashed,
among others, addressed the function.
Dr. Hasan Mahmud said that when the lockdown was announced due to
Corona, the country was practically stood still, then the AL leaders
and workers stood beside the people, providing food aid to them.
“In addition to the team, thousands of people in Rangunia received
food aid from the NNK Foundation, our family organization. No one has
died of starvation across the country, including Rangunia during
Corona pandemic. This has been possible due to the proper leadership
of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,” he added.
Golam Kabir Talukder was unanimously made as the president and
Badiuzzaman Badi the general secretary respectively of the Padua Union
AL in the conference.