An analysis of the 23-year movement-struggle led by Bangabandhu shows that the Pakistani colonial rulers identified the Awami League as a party and Sheikh Mujib as its leader as enemy number one. Therefore, from the beginning of the language movement in 1948 to the liberation war, the Pakistani rulers were active in implementing the conspiracy to kill Awami League and Bangabandhu. However, the conspiracy was defeated by the united struggle of Bengalis under the wise and tactful leadership of Bangabandhu.
The realization of independent-sovereign Bangladesh took place through nine months of armed struggle under the leadership of Awami League. The defeated enemies of the liberation war started a new conspiracy in independent Bangladesh. Their goals were also almost identical. Killing Bangabandhu and its leaders to make Awami League, the leading party of the liberation war, void of leadership and make Bangladesh a new Pakistan. As part of the execution of the conspiracy, Bangabandhu was killed in his family on 15 August 1975 and four national leaders in jail on 3 November. The country is plunged into the pitch black darkness of anarchy. Directly and indirectly, military and semi-democratic rulers ruled the country for 21 years sharing power with the anti-independence forces. Send democracy into exile. To stay in power, they choose the politics of murder, assassination and conspiracy. In such a suffocating situation and misrule, Bangabandhu's daughter Jannetri Deshratna Sheikh Hasina, who survived the 75 murders, returned to the country in 1981 and took the helm of Awami League. Awami League's street movement against dictatorship gained great momentum.
The autocracy came to an end through the movement under the wise leadership of popular leader Sheikh Hasina. Democracy re-established Bengali's right to rice and vote. In the 1996 elections, the people of the country trusted Sheikh Hasina. Awami League formed the government after winning the election under his leadership. In the first term of power for five years (1996-2001) and three consecutive terms since 2009, well-planned economic activities have brought smiles to the faces of the suffering people of Bengal. The country has become self-sufficient in food. The trial of the murderers of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu and the murderous anti-humanity war criminals of 1971 have been completed and the verdict has been executed. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's leadership, competence, dedication, talent, creativity, liberal democratic vision and foresight, Bangladesh is the wonder of the world today. Infrastructure, agriculture, education, health, social security, information and communication technology, power and energy, marine, there is no sector where milestones have not been achieved. Breaking the web of all conspiracies, Padma Bridge, the country's largest infrastructure, stands as a symbol of Sheikh Hasina's indomitable courage, determination and self-reliance. Instead of the unequal education policy in the country with the highest priority on education, in the universal education system for all free of cost, new books are now being handed over to hundred percent of the students on the first day of every year. 57th proud member country of Satellite Club by launching Bangabandhu Satellite-1. Metrorail and Karnaphuli Tunnel are going to be added to the list of many milestones achieved in December this year. Bangladesh has been established as a self-respecting nation in the World Assembly. Digital Bangladesh at a unique feat under the magic of the Prime Minister.
Sheikh Hasina was born on September 28, 1947 in Tungipara of Gopalganj district by Madhumati River, the eldest child of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Bangama Begum Fazilatunnessa, the creator of the history of new stage Bangladesh, mother of humanity, visionary of digital Bangladesh and architect of modern Bangladesh. Sheikh Hasina's life is a colorful struggle. He remained under house arrest for nine months of the liberation war. Despite the fall of the military dictatorship, he had to suffer imprisonment and house arrest several times. At least 21 attempts have been made to kill him. Returning from the door of death again and again, the dying freeman remained steadfast in achieving his goal with infinite courage even at the risk of his life. Bangabandhu's life's vow is to build a happy and prosperous golden Bangladesh in the spirit of the liberation war. This fearless noble woman, public leader Sheikh Hasina has turned 75 today. Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who is used to living a simple and unpretentious life, is a statesman who has achieved the most honorable position of the head of government or the head of state in the present world. With creative vision, talent and wisdom, noble Manisha sowed the courage of the Bengalis to establish their lost rights.
The visionary leadership of the head of government is very important to take any state to the pinnacle of development. If the leader does not have clear goals then the country can never move forward properly. Just as Bangabandhu gradually prepared the people of Bangladesh for independence through his visionary leadership, similarly, Sheikh Hasina, inspired by her father's ideals, has made Bangladesh a role model for development through the implementation of various initiatives. This achievement was possible due to his leadership skills. One example is enough to understand how skilled a statesman he is. When the leader Sheikh Hasina formed the government in 2009, the budget size of Bangladesh was 87 thousand crores, from that place the budget size has increased to 6 lakh 78 thousand 64 crores in the last 13 years.
One of the best achievements of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's state management skills is the construction of Digital Bangladesh in thirteen years. Digital Bangladesh is a visible reality today under his able leadership and the experienced knowledge and guidance and supervision of renowned IT expert and ICT Advisor to the Prime Minister, Sajeeb Wazed Joy. A strong ICT sector infrastructure has been developed in the country. High speed (broadband) internet has reached the unions. At present it is going to the village. The number of internet users in the country is more than 13 crore. The number of mobile phone connections is more than 18 crores.
Digital economy cannot develop without innovation and research. With this realization, the Prime Minister stressed on harnessing the innovative power of the youth. On the one hand, 33 labs including AI, robotics have been established as part of the establishment of specialized labs in all universities, on the other hand Startup Bangladesh Limited Company has been established. The government has provided a fund of 500 crore rupees to these IT startups to create talent development opportunities. Like Bangabandhu, his privileged daughter is an unstoppable warrior for the younger generation. He has become a beacon of youth through the implementation of Digital Bangladesh. The youth of Bengal are now getting the opportunity to make themselves more efficient by using the power of the Internet.
After Bangabandhu, the 18 years of leader Sheikh Hasina's leadership is the golden period in Bangladesh's history, which continues today. The prime minister has brought all sectors including economy and development, social policy, culture, law and order, foreign policy to the highest level in history. Various international surveys say that the once poorest country is now the 41st economy. According to a study by Britain's economic research organization Center for Economic Research (CEBR), if the economic development of Bangladesh continues in the current trend, the country will be the 25th economy in the world by 2035.
However, the hard reality is that when the country started to recover from the damage of the corona epidemic under the leadership of the honorable Prime Minister, the per capita income in the financial year 2021-22 stood at 2824 US dollars and the GDP growth was 7.25 percent. being The Prime Minister is dealing with this crisis very efficiently.
Today, Sheikh Hasina's success story is not only at the national or regional level, but her success story has spread throughout the world. He is the longest serving national leader in the current democratic world. People's participation and opinions are being given importance in the country's development activities and administrative decision-making. As a result, transparency and accountability have been ensured in administrative activities. Sheikh Hasina's success in terms of economic and social development is a wonder to the world. In short, he is a symbol of development, good governance and success.
The dream of building a cost-effective, sustainable, innovative and intelligent and knowledge-based smart Bangladesh and a developed country by 2041 based on Digital Bangladesh is possible only through People's Leader Sheikh Hasina. Let him succeed in the realization of his dreams for the good of the country and the nation, may he live long - this is our wish.