Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon her party supporters living abroad to go for wide publicity of the success stories of the present government to woo people to cast vote for Awami League in next general election.
“Go to your home and make publicity of the stories of the development of the present government before the people. You have to go for intense publicity of our development works to motivate people to vote for Awami League in the next election,” she said.
Sheikh Hasina said this while addressing a reception accorded to her by Bangladesh Awami League USA Chapter at Marriot Marquis hotel ballroom here late yesterday.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said public support is the main strength of her government and people are the main inspiration of her party.
Sheikh Hasina, who is now in New York to attend the 72nd UN General Assembly, said expatriate citizens of the country were always in her great support during all crisis.
She thanked the expatriate nationals for support to her party and government in any national crisis saying they have immense contribution during independence war as well as all crucial time.
Expatriates had a historic role in the liberation war particularly in opinion building, she said adding that the expatriates had extended help to Bangabandhu during Agartala conspiracy case.
Many expatriates had showed their immense courage in 2007 when army took over power and prevented her from coming to home from abroad.
“Many of them defying the red eyes of the rulers accompanied me on my way to home at that time, she recalled, reports BSS.
The expatriates are also making immense contribution in keeping the wheel of the economy propelled, she said extending thanks for their contribution for welfare of the people.
PM’s son and advisor on ICT affairs Sajeeb Wazed Joy attended the reception as special guest while President of US chapter of Awami League Siddiqur Rahman was in the chair.
Joint secretary of US Chapter of Awami League Nizam Chowdhury, organizing secretaries Chandan Dutta and Abdur Rahim Badsha, acting president of New York Chapter Jakaria Chowdhury, general secretary Emdad Hossain, general secretary of State Awami League Shahin Azmal, president of Mohila Awami League Momtaj Shahnaj, member Rezaul Karim Chowdhury and presidents of the front organizations spoke on the occasion.
Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroz Chumki, state minister for ICT Junaid Ahmed Palak, office secretary of Awami League Abdus Sobhan Golap, central Awami League leader Mesbah Uddin Siraj, and SM Kamal Hossain were present.
Pointing out the country’s socio economic advancement over the last eight years the prime minister said the economic development of the country during this period was unprecedented.
“We are taking forward the country on the pathway showed by Bangabandhu,” she said adding that overall poverty has come down to 22 percent over the years while economic growth entered into the 7 percent trajectory.
Bangladesh remains in a promising position in every economic and social index and the country is now in a dignified position in the world, she said.
Sheikh Hasina said her government has attached highest importance to education as education is the only tool to make the country free from poverty. Digital Bangladesh is no more a dream now, it’s a reality, she said adding that country’s own satellite will be launched to space at the end of this year.