Bangladesh now a wonder of world: PM
Live Correspondent: Describing Bangladesh as a wonder of the world, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged the students to take forward the country’s advancement by upholding the spirit of the Liberation War.
“Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman once said golden sons are needed to build a ‘Sonar Bangla’ and you’re the real golden sons who will take Bangladesh’s ideology forward,” she said.
The prime minister also advised them to love the people and work with devotion to build a developed and prosperous Sonar Bangla as dreamt by Bangabandhu. “You’ll have to work devotedly for developing the country side by side with building your own life,” she said.
The prime minister was distributing medals among 12 extraordinarily talented students at Ganobhaban here this morning. They were selected through a countrywide innovative talent hunt programme.
Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni presided over the function, while Deputy Minister for Education Barrister Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel was present on the dais.
Among the students, Persia Nawar spoke at the function expressing her feeling about getting the medal. Senior Secretary of Secondary and Higher Education Division Sohrab Hossain moderated the function.
Noting Bangladesh’s tremendous development that took place in the last one decade, the prime minister said Bangladesh is now a wonder of the world and a role model of development. “The continuity of development will have to be maintained,” she said.
Sheikh Hasina said her government wants to groom the new generations in such a way so that they get mental strength to move with dignity. “We want talent and creativity of theirs to be flourished and we’re conducting all programmes by giving attention to this end,” she said.
The premier said the people were once deprived of knowing true history of victory and sacrifice of the martyrs. “They were used to teach distorted history of the nation. But we’ve taken talent hunt programme so that the new generations could know the real history of the liberation war and we’re now seeing its results,” she said.
Sheikh Hasina said Bangabandhu dreamt of establishing a Sonar Bangla. “But I think an educated nation is needed to materialise his dream and for building an educated nation, it’s necessary to give scope for flourishing the merits and thinking of the students,” she said.
Sheikh Hasina directed authorities concerned to formulate a time-befitting curriculum for proper education and take steps to develop the country considering its geographical location, climate and population.
Dhaka 17 July (campuslive24.com)//MIH