The then govt didn`t allow me to return in any way: PM
Published: 05:42 PM, 17 May 2021
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina; File photo
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said Bangladesh has established itself as a developing country by overcoming various obstacles at home and abroad.
"We have established ourselves as a developing country. We have come to this position by overcoming various obstacles at home and abroad," she said.
The Premier said this at the regular weekly Cabinet meeting at the Bangladesh Secretariat joining virtually from her official resident Ganabhaban today.
She vowed to build Bangladesh as "Sonar Bangla" in the near future as Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman wanted to ensure a better and decent life for the people of this country.
"Bangladesh is now independent and it will remain independent. We will build it as the "Sonar Bangla" that dreamt by father of the nation," she reaffirmed.
Sheikh Hasina expressed hope that Bangladesh will go further from where it stands now.
Talking about her 40th Homecoming Day, the Prime Minister said that she had returned to her motherland by facing numerous hurdles and conspiracies even after knowing that she had life risk as to the government which had released the war criminals from jail and given immunity to the killers.
Today is the 40th homecoming day of Awami League President Sheikh Hasina. She returned to the country on 17 May 1971.
The Prime Minister however recalled the contribution of the then Awami League leaders and activists and the countrymen who stood beside them (Sheikh Hasina and her younger sister Sheikh Rehana) for return to the country on this day in 1981 from six years of forced exile.
On 15 August 1975, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was brutally murdered along with most of his family members. Fortunately, his two daughters, Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana, survived because they were abroad.