Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said newspaper is the mirror of the society.
The Prime Minister said we have freed newspaper so that journalists can work independently.
The premier said Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had relation with newspaper and worked for the newspaper. In this case, I am also member of newspaper.
The Prime Minister said this while distributing assistance among 113 journalists from Bangladesh Journalists' Welfare Trust at Prime Minister office (PMO) in Dhaka on Wednesday.
I am working very coordially for the welfare of Bangladesh people. My father always worked for changing life of countrymen, she said.
I always read newspaper with tea early in the morning. Many journalists take snap and send news from very remote area. I have desired to do something for them, she said.
Bangabandhu gave government job and allowance to many journalists after independence as journalists were in bad condition, she said.
For the poor and ill-fated journalsts, she announced giving Taka 20 crore more donation to the Bangladesh
Journalists Welfare Trust Fund.
We have made Online Digital Bangladesh. We have established Mass Media Institution.
Our GDP has been increased 7.8 percent and our inflation decreased 5.4 percent, the Prime Minister said.
We are building flats which journalists can buy as per the instalment.
Bangabandhu said it is more difficult to protect independence than it achieve, she said.
After Awami League assumed power in 2009, you have to confess that there is huge development in our country, the premier said.