Senior Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the country's people to turn the grief of the great loss of the Father of the Nation into strength.
She said, “The killers had killed Bangabandhu, but they could not have killed his dream and ideals as millions of people have been nurturing the ideals of sacrifice of Bangabandhu in their hearts. So, I urge you all to turn the grief of the great loss of the Father of the Nation into strength.”
The premier on Wednesday made the call in a message sent to the media on the eve of the National Mourning Day on August 15.
On August 15 in 1975, the greatest Bangalee of all time, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, along with 18 members of his family, was assassinated in one of the most barbaric carnages in the human history.
"We are working relentlessly to establish an economically solvent democratic and non-communal Bangladesh which will be totally free from hunger, illiteracy and poverty," Hasina said.
She called upon all to take forward with bold steps the struggle to build a Golden Bangla as dreamt by Bangabandhu turning the grief of the great loss of the Father of the Nation into strength.
But, she said, Bangabandhu was killed when he had undertaken an arduous task of building a Golden Bangla reconstructing the war-ravaged country and unifying the whole nation.
Giving a brief political scenario of the country after 1975, the prime minister said the anti-liberation forces linked to the carnage initiated the politics of assassination, coup and conspiracy.
Foiling all conspiracies, we have been able to execute the verdict of trial of Bangabandhu’s murder, trial of the killers of four national leaders has been completed, trial of war criminals are ongoing and key war criminals have already been executed, she mentioned.
risingbd/Dhaka/Aug 14, 2019/Reza/AI