AL govt ensures religious, other freedoms: Speaker

Sun Online Desk

16th February, 2021 10:16:58 printer

AL govt ensures religious, other freedoms: Speaker

Awami League government-led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ensured religious and cultural rights of all people, said Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury.

She made the statement virtually attending Saraswati Puja at Rajdhani High School premises at Manik Mia Avenue in the capital on Tuesday as the chief guest.

About unprecedented communal harmony in the country, she said “People of different religions and backgrounds are enjoying freedom to celebrate their respective rituals and occasions during the Awami League governance.”

She said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman liberated Bangladesh in 1971 laying foundation stone of a secular state while his daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is working relentlessly to implement the idea.

Dr Shirin Sharmin suggested people to make the best use of communal harmony in fostering the socioeconomic development of the country.

Attending the programme, Deputy Speaker Advocate Md Fazle Rabbi Miah said Bangladesh has established a rare precedence of communal harmony and religious tolerance.

Lawmaker Pankaj Debnath presided over the event which was attended by state minister for shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, Ashim Kumar Ukil MP, Monoranjan Sheel Gopal MP and Basanti Chakma MP.