Dhaka, 26 Mar, Abnews: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked children and juveniles to get prepared to take the country forward to prepare themselves as successors of a victorious nation.
"You have to always keep it in mind that you are the descendants of a victorious nation..... so you have to love the country deeply to take it forward from the phase where we are leaving it today," she said.
The prime minister was addressing the Independence and National Day-2018 rally of children and juveniles at Bangabandhu National Stadium here.
Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haq was also present at the function held under the auspices of Dhaka District administration.
Wishing a bright and prosperous future of the children, the prime minister said, "We want the children to build them as real human being and leaders of the future as they would steer the country at different levels in the coming days".
Sheikh Hasina reiterated her calls to parents and guardians as well as teachers and priests to remain careful in keeping the children out of the influences of militancy, terrorism and drug addiction.
Mentioning her government’s goal is to take Bangladesh to a dignified position, she said “Bangladesh will be a developed and prosperous country in South Asia by 2041.”
Sheikh Hasina went on saying, “We won’t bow down to anyone as we’ll live with dignity in the world because we’re a victorious nation; we won the Liberation War.”
Saying the children are the future leaders of the country, she added, “You may become the prime minister, ministers, greatest scientists, sportsmen and cultural personalities in the future.”
The prime minister distributed prizes among the winners of nationwide school competitions on singing the national anthem in the correct melody and rhymes.
On the occasion, the galleries of Bangabandhu National Stadium was tastefully decorated with portraits of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, four national leaders, Bir Shresthas, photographs of the prime minister and natural beauties of Bangladesh.
The prime minister witnessed the march past of smartly turned out units of school students and took salute. She also enjoyed attractive display of the school students on different themes of the War of Liberation.