Hasina creator of Bangladesh’s new history, says Quader

Staff Correspondent

18 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has become the creator of the new history of Bangladesh and the pathfinder of development.

He made the remark while speaking at a discussion programme through videoconferencing from his official residence in the capital.

Dhaka North City unit of Awami League arranged the programme at the central office of the party on Bangabandhu Avenue, marking the homecoming day of AL President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Speaking as the chief guest, Quader said once Sheikh Hasina returned home, people started seeing dreams.

“That is why our new generation has come to know about the liberation war and Bangabandhu [Sheikh Mujibur Rahman]. Sheikh Hasina has been relentlessly fighting to bring back the trend of liberation war in Bangladesh from the communal trend,” he said. Bangladesh is now a wonder before the world due to the visionary and bold leadership of Sheikh Hasina, said the AL general secretary, recalling that Bangladesh is a role model of development today.

Highlighting the context of Sheikh Hasina’s home return, he said like his father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Sheikh Hasina is a rare political leader who moves forward without any fear amid any disaster or crisis.

Quader said ignoring the threats of military ruler, Sheikh Hasina returned home on May 17 in 1981.

“On that day, processions were brought out on almost all city streets. Dhaka city was shaken by these processions…immediately after her home return, she visited all over the country to free the besieged democracy,” he said.

Focusing on Sheikh Hasina’s life of struggle, he said the AL President passed a long way in the last four decades.

“Standing in the procession of death, she sang the triumph of life. Standing on the rubble, she repeatedly flew the flags of creation,” he added.

Quader said after 1975, Sheikh Hasina is the name of the most honest politician of Bangladesh and she is the most courageous and humane leader.

Coming down heavily on BNP, he said it is sad to hear the statements of BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir over BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia’s illness.

“Sheikh Hasina suspended Begum Khaleda Zia’s jail sentence on humanitarian ground. But you [BNP] did not appreciate this humanity,” Quader said.

Chaired by Dhaka North City AL president Sadek Khan, the meeting was addressed, among others, by AL presidium member advocate Jahangir Kabir Nanak, its joint general secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif, organising secretary Mirza Azam, science and technology affairs secretary Abdus Sabur and general secretary of Dhaka North City AL SM Mannan.