Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Sunday urged universities to spread the tale of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s political struggle for the country’s democracy among new generation.
“Democracy and firm belief on people’s mandate are the driving sources of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s politics. Her struggle for democracy must be spread among the new generation,” she said while inaugurating a three-day photo exhibition in the capital.
“It is really praiseworthy that the show has depicted many issues, including her education life, family affairs, stepping into politics and discharging responsibilities of Awami League as president and serving the state as elected Prime Minister for fourth times,” the Speaker said.
“After taking charge as AL president, Sheikh Hasina termed the Jatiya Sangsad ‘parliament of mass’ standing outside the House,” she added.
Applauding the leadership of the premier, the Speaker said Bangladesh has emerged as ‘development miracle’ to the world while the country sets an example by facilitating many mega projects, including Padma Bridge, with own funding.
Shirin Shamin appreciated the exhibition of the CUB for in-depth research on life and works of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Rassel was the special guest while Canadian Ambassador Benoit Préfontaine attended as guest of honour at the function at Sheraton Dhaka in the capital’s Banani area.
CUB Board of Trustees Chairman Mohammad A Arafat made the address of welcome while the university’s founder chairman Chowdhury Nafeez Sharafat presided over the session.
“Over the last decade, the country witnessed rapid growth in economy while the development of mega projects show strength of the country’s internal resources,” he said.
Ambassador Benoit Préfontaine appreciated the exhibition saying that youths will get opportunity to learn about the success stories of Bangladesh through this event.
Prof Mohammad A Arafat said the exhibit will help the new generation learn greatness of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
CUB Founder Chairman Dr Chowdhury Nafeez Sarafat said the university authorities have conducted yearlong activities to arrange the exhibition.
“Many development activities have taken place across the country in the last one decade. We have tried to focus on the courageous leadership of the daughter of Bangabandhu in this exhibition,” he said.
Dhaka Deputy Commissioner Md Shahidul Islam, Agrani Bank Managing Director Mohammad Shams-Ul Islam, Padma Bank Managing Director Ehsan Khasru, and Unique Group Managing Director Noor Ali and Chairperson Selina Ali were also present on the occasion.
LGRD Minister Md Tazul Islam is scheduled to present on the second day’s function at the exhibition as chief guest while State Minister for ICT Affairs Zunaid Ahmed Palak will attend as special guest.
On the closing ceremony, Prime Minister’s private industry and investment advisor Salman F Rahman will attend as chief guest while Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Atiqul Islam will be present as special guest at the meeting presided by CUB chairman Dr Chowdhury Nafeez Sarafat.
The photo exhibition will remain open for all from 10:00am to 7:00pm till Tuesday.