In a message on the eve of the Great Independence and National Day President Md Abdul Hamid said people-oriented and sustainable development, good governance, social justice, transparency and accountability must be ensured in the country in order to achieve the desired goal of independence.
Forbearance, human rights and rule of law will have to be consolidated for institutionalising democracy. It is our sacred duty to ensure a safe, happy, beautiful and prosperous Bangladesh for the new generation.
All know after the brutal killing of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on August 15, 1975, the reign of murder was established in Bangladesh through rehabilitation of killers. The tradition was followed by the murderers of Bangabandhu and later by Khandaker Mushtaq, Ziaur Rahman, Ershad and Khaleda Zia.
They had come to power to do every sort of crime that includes carrying out murder, arson attacks, patronising the killers alongside making their own fortunes. They had destroyed all the democratic institutions of the country and snatched away people’s voting right.
government will have to work
to secure democracy, establish
rule of law and ensure good
governance and justice for all
But Sheikh Mujib’s daughter Sheikh Hasina came back to the country and established the rule of law by prosecuting war criminals, Bangabandhu’s murderers and perpetrators of other major crimes in the country in line with the provisions of the Constitution.
Bangladesh has achieved enormous success in various areas of socio-economic development including poverty alleviation, education, health, human resource development, women empowerment, reduction of child and maternal mortality rates, elimination of gender discrimination and increase in average life expectancy. Besides, the country has already elevated from a least developed country to a developing country.
We hope Bangladesh will turn into a developed, smart and prosperous country in the world by 2041 with the continuation of development process. But the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-Jamaat clique and anti-liberation and different communal forces could not accept the Awami League at all. They are constantly playing ducks and drakes with the election and people’s voting rights.
Imbued with the spirit of the Liberation War, all Bangalis believe the ruling Awami League always works with the people for their wellbeing as the party was formed at the hands of Bangabandhu. Bangladesh is moving forward on the path of prosperity with the non-communal spirit shown by Bangabandhu.
The government will have to work to secure democracy, establish rule of law and ensure good governance and justice for all. The government should have a
target to protect democracy and establish the rule of law in the country.