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Orphans are not alone: PM

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Published: 14:58, 14 August 2020   Update: 22:27, 14 August 2020
Orphans are not alone: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has described the orphans as her “most near and dear ones” and vowed to build a beautiful future for them.

“You’re not alone. I remain beside you and I and my younger sister always think about your welfare,” she said.

The Prime Minister said this while addressing a function marking the completion of recitation of holy Quran for 50,000 times by the children on the occasion of Mujib Borsho as well as a milad and doa mahfil on the occasion of the 45th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on Friday.

“I want to tell you one thing that you’re not orphans and helpless …you’re my most near and dear ones. Our government since assuming office always remains beside you and as long as I remain alive, I’ll also stay by you,” she said.

The premier added “There are efforts of mine always to build a beautiful future for you.”

Referring to the assassination of her parents and most of her family members on the fateful night of August 15 in 1975, Sheikh Hasina said “Naturally, we understand very well the pain of the orphans as we have become orphans (through the August 15 carnage).”

The Prime Minister joined and addressed the event through a videoconference from her official Ganabhaban residence.

The Social Welfare Ministry and the Social Welfare Department arranged the programme at the office of the Social Welfare Department at Agargaon in the capital.