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‘Bangladesh’s success inspires developing world’


Published : 21 Oct 2021 10:04 PM | Updated : 23 Oct 2021 11:14 AM

Speakers at a discussion have said that the government, under leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, have been working tirelessly to make the country raise like a phoenix from the ashes of ruination.

They also expressed the opinion that in the last twelve years, Bangladesh has become a success story in the developing world under Sheikh Hasina’s able leadership.

They made these remarks while addressing a special event titled “Transformational Leadership Lessons from Sheikh Hasina: Bangladesh’s Success Stories Towards Achieving SDGs” on Tuesdsay last.

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The International Affairs Sub-Committee of Bangladesh Awami League organized the program recently at a city hotel. 

Obaidul Qader, MP, General Secretary of Bangladesh Awami League and, Road Transport and Bridges Minister was present on the occasion as the chief guest. Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzak MP, Foreign Minister Dr A K Abdul Momen MP, and State Minister for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ShahriarAlam, were present as special guests. 

Among others, ambassadors and high commissioners of the USA, the UK, India, Australia, Germany, EU were also present in the event. Senior party leaders including presidium members, joint secretaries and central committee members also attended the event. 

Dr A K Abdul Momen, Minister for Foreign Affairs said, “We are proud to celebrate Sheikh Hasina’s birth anniversary. She is a visionary and sacrifices her life for the country. She has united the people of Bangladesh. He also mentioned that by involving the country’s citizens Sheikh Hasina created a success story in the field of disaster management. 

Dr Momen also said the prime minister believes that SDGs should be pro-people, pro-poor and by achieving these goals and ensuring benefit for achievements with the principle ‘no one will be left behind’. 

In his address, Shahriar Alam, State Minister for Foreign Affairs mentioned that under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s leadership Bangladesh has achieved most of the SDG goals. With her strong commitment and dynamic leadership the country has advanced and she led Bangladesh ahead of all developing countries in terms of various SDG indicators. He proudly indicated that Bangladesh is no longer a LDC; It has stepped into a developing country and moving towards the developed country by 2041. 

Dr Atiur Rahman, former governor of Bangladesh Bank, in his key note speech highlighted that Sheikh Hasina was lucky to inherit aesthetic legacy from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujubur Rahman. Following foot print of her father, Sheikh Hasina developed a charter of inclusive development.  

Dr Atiur Rahman also mentioned that Bangladesh has witnessed a significant pace of growth in difficult times and she (PM) demonstrated how to turn crisis into opportunities. Like Bangabandhu, Sheikh Hasina always works to ensure communal peace and harmony and strives towards sustainable development, Dr Atiur added.

Ambassador Muhammad Zamir, Chairman of International Affairs Sub-Committee, in his vote of thanks recognized that  the country was able to move forward because we achieved global consensus of development and continuous engagement. And it would not be possible without Sheikh Hasina’s determination and leadership. 

He added that Sheikh Hasina has introduced technology and digitation which has brought opportunity for engagement and collaboration for the collective local and global interest.

In her address of welcome, Dr Shammi Ahmed, International Affairs Secretary of Bangladesh Awami League highlighted that the government, under the able leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had worked tirelessly to develop the country like a phoenix from the ashes of ruination. 

Dr Shammi pointed that under Sheikh Hasina’s leadership Bangladesh came first in the world in most progress country between 2015 and 2020 with regards to achieving Sustainable development Goals and she was awarded the 'SDG Progress Award' by the UN-sponsored Sustainable Development Solutions Network as a recognition of her success in leading Bangladesh to the SDG Progress.

She lauded Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s achievement for record economic growth to well pronounced social and human development. She mentioned that in the last twelve years, Bangladesh has become a success story in the developing world under Sheikh Hasina’s able leadership.