‘Bangabandhu’s leadership still leading Bangladesh’

Staff Correspondent

19 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Bangabandhu’s visionary leadership and his insistence on social inclusion still continue to guide the country towards achieving its ambitions and goals, top policymakers said on Thursday.

His perception of economic policies and its importance in nation building has been successfully carried forward by his daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the also said.

As part of celebrating the Birth Centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

The view came at a webinar ‘LDC Graduation: A Leap Towards the Father of the Nation’s Vision of “Sonar Bangla’ held on Thursday. Economic Relations Division (ERD) organised the event as part of celebrating the Birth Centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. 

They said Bangabandhu realised that developing partnership with other countries could help building the new Nation as well as to brighten the image of the country on the global stage and strengthen his foreign policy goals which is based on friendship to all.

Bangladesh has already achieved a significant milestone by meeting all graduation criteria from a Least Developed Country (LDC) to a Developing Country by 2026.

The Government has adopted Vision 2041 and associated the 2nd Perspective Plan 2021-2041 to become an Upper Middle-Income Country (UMIC) by 2031 and eventually, a High-Income Country (HIC) by 2041.

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal joined the event as the chief guest while Prime Minister’s Economic Adviser Dr Mashiur Rahman presented the keynote paper at the event.

The speakers said the Father of the Nation had immense love for his country and always wanted to make Bangladesh into Sonar Bangla (Golden Bengal).

Bangladesh has continued the great leader’s path towards development and is now in a position to become a middle-income country, they added.

Finance Secretary  Abdur Rouf Talukder, Planning Commission Member Dr Shamsul Alam, United Nations Resident Coordinator Mia Seppo, Asian Development Bank (ADB) Country Director Manmohan Parkash, ERD Secretary Fatima Yasmin, ERD Additional Secretary Nahid Rashid and diplomats from foreign missions in Bangladesh, among others, attended the webinar.