President M Abdul Hamid has asked government officials to discharge their duties transparently, honestly and impartially staying far from undue influence and controversy.
"Give priority to people's welfare in all stages . . . Take effective measures to ensure transparency, accountability and dynamism in your workplace with positive attitude to reach the government services to the doorstep of the common people," he told government officials while speaking at the Golden Jubilee Celebration programme of Officers Club Dhaka on Saturday evening.
Noting that the incumbent government is trying to implement different development projects for people's welfare, President Hamid called for all-out cooperation of public officials in implementing the government policy as they are directly and indirectly involved in formulating and executing government policies.
Being employees of the republic as well as public servants, he said, officials should exert relentless efforts to execute all government programmes successfully and reach the successes to the people's doorstep.
Abdul Hamid, also chief patron of the club, urged the officers to shun negative outlook and work with positive attitude in the workplace.
"Give priority to the solution than the query. Attach importance to the output and outcome in lieu of input. Then it would be possible to make Bangladesh a 'Sonar Bangla' as envisioned by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman," the President said.
He hoped that Bangladesh would be able to materialize its Vision-2021 and become a developed country by 2041.
At the outset of the speech, the President paid his rich tribute to country's founding father Bangabandhu, the greatest Bengalee of thousand years, all patriotic people who embraced martyrdom in different times for the sake of the country and its people. Abdul Hamid also prayed for eternal peace of departed souls of late members of the officers club since its journey began 50 years ago.
Expressing his satisfaction over people's welfare based activities of the officers club members, President Hamid lauded the steps taken by the club to let the new generation know Bangabandhu and the real history of the Liberation War through meetings and seminars.
He praised the Officers' Club for helping people during crisis period and for being involved in public welfare activities.
Terming Bangladesh a country of communal harmony, the President hoped that the public officials would correctly highlight country's culture, civility, history and customs to the new generation and expand the activities of mankind.
Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam and General Secretary of Officers' Club Dhaka M Ibrahim Hossain Khan were, among others, present on the occasion.