PM’s timely call to the people

9 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

In a speech to the nation, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday made a clarion call to the people to remain alert so that none can disrupt the ongoing development works of the government. The premier’s call is timely considering that when her government is striving relentlessly to make Bangladesh a developed country, a vested quarter consisting of anti-liberation and anti-government forces are out there to take the country backward. With a resolute voice she said her government is committed to uproot all conspiracies against the country, but the people must stay alert as well.

Over the last 12 years, which is being termed as the era of Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh has achieved tremendous progress in terms of its socio-economic development. It has mainly been possible thanks to Awami League-led government’s 12 years in office in a row. Under the apt leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Bangladesh has emerged as a dignified country in the international arena. Socio-economic and infrastructure sectors have witnessed unprecedented development during this period. As per the 2020 report of The Economist, Bangladesh has been placed at the ninth position in economy among the 66 emerging nations. The World Economic Forum forecast that Bangladesh will be the nation of 24th economy by 2030.

This is no mean feat at all. However, the country still has a long way to go. The premier rightly pointed out that we have to go further. That path may be rosy or a tough one. But Bangalees is the nation of heroes. We must reach our desired destination. If we discharge our responsibilities imbued with the spirit of patriotism and honesty, we must be successful.

But unfortunate for the country is that vested quarters of both anti-government and anti-liberation elements are hell-bent on destroying peace and stability of the country. It has been evident in their continuous propaganda against the state, and spreading of rumours over various issues to shake public confidence in the government and harm bilateral relations with neighbouring countries. However, now that we are warming up to celebrate the golden jubilee of our independence, it is time we neutralised the anti-liberation forces.