An unprecedented act of humanity

24 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has exactly done what is expected to celebrate the glorious occasions like the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation and the Golden Jubilee of Independence of our motherland. Fulfiling the dreams that have encouraged the common people of Bangladesh to fight against the Pakistani rulers under the visionary leadership of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman would be the best way to celebrate, and Sheikh Hasina has allowed the people to celebrate both occasions with a joyous mood by gifting homes to about 70,000 homeless families under her government’s ambitious Ashrayan-2 project, the world’s biggest ever scheme for providing shelter to homeless people. With the slogan “none will be left homeless”, another 100,000 houses will be handed over among the poor with the objective of improving the standard of living through ensuring education, health care and skill development on income-generating activities of the landless, homeless, distressed and rootless people.

Changing the fate of poor people was one of the main dreams of Bangabandhu. He even started working on the rehabilitation of poor people after the independence of our country but the bullets of the traitors could not give him enough time to finish his job. Therefore this project is a big step to make his dream come true. The Prime Minister rightly said, “When these people start living in these houses, the souls of my parents will be at peace, the souls of millions of martyrs will find peace because my father's goal was to put a smile on the faces of these people.” This is actually not the first time the premier takes such step; rather she arranged accommodation for the homeless during her first and second tenure as well.

This sort of initiative, actually, proves that Bangabandhu’s daughter has effortlessly been trying to develop the country at all levels, from taking care of the homeless to constructing the biggest ever bridge in the country with our own fund. That a leader thinks of the betterment of the people is a blessing for a country like Bangladesh, and Sheikh Hasina has been doing so since she took oath in 2009, proving that she also thinks of the country and her people just like her father did. Thank you, PM.