Photo: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressing reception rally at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka on Saturday, July 21, 2018.
Dhaka, July 21 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said she is not ready to die before death as she will have to work for the country and its people to fulfill Bangabandhu’s dream for building a hunger- and poverty-free Golden Bengal.
“The death will come at its own way and time, but I’m not ready to embrace it before it comes,” she said.
The Prime Minister said this while speaking at a mass reception accorded to her by Awami League at the historic Suhrawardy Udyan for some remarkable developments and achievements in different fields of the country under her leadership.
The reception was arranged for attaining Bangladesh’s eligibility to graduate from a least developed country (LDC) to a developing nation, successful launching of Bangabandhu Satellite-I, Sheikh Hasina’s achieving the Global Women’s Leadership Award from US-based NGO Global Summit of Women and her receiving D. Lit from Kazi Nazrul University of India.
The reception was held with Awami League Presidium Member Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury in the chair.
Sheikh Hasina, also the chief of the ruling Awami League, said she will serve the people of the country and work for changing their fate until her death. “My father’s soul will get peace… I know from the heaven he will see the people of his country are now in good shape…positive changes have come to their lives…. I just want that.”
The Prime Minister said she does not want anything in her life except seeing the country is built as a hunger- and poverty-free Golden Bengal which was the dream of the Father of the Nation. “My only aim is to fulfill my father’s dream,” she said.
The entire venue was tastefully decorated with building a huge L-shaped podium. A big gate was erected at the entry point in front of Matsya Bhaban to the venue while 40 other colorful gates were erected from the city’s Matsya Bhaban to Shishu Park area.
City streets from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s official residence Ganobhaban to Suhrawardy Udyan were also decorated with banners and festoons.
A cultural function had been arranged with the participation of the country’s noted singers at noon before the function formally began at 3pm.
A 30-minute presentation was made on the history and heritage of the Bangalee nation.
AL general secretary Obaidul Quader read out the felicitation message at the programme and handed it over to the Prime Minister.