Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stated on Wednesday that the government’s major goal is to raise the country’s youngsters to be decent citizens who uphold Bangabandhu’s principles.
“Apart from paying tribute to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on National Children’s Day, our government’s primary goal is to develop children into good citizens by emulating the great leader’s life and works,” she said in a message on the eve of Bangabandhu’s 102nd birthday and National Children’s Day.
The premier sent her warmest greetings to all of her people, including the children, on this special day.
“Commitment of Bangabandhu’s Birthday: Equal Rights for All Children” is the topic of this year’s Children’s Day.
Sheikh Hasina referred to Bangabandhu as “Bangabandhu.” On March 17, 1920, Sheikh Mujib was born into a prominent Sheikh family in Tungipara village, Gopalganj district.
Since his boyhood, Bangabandhu has been fearless, kind, and benevolent, she stated, adding, “From his school days on, his personality possessed a leadership quality. He gradually emerged as the last hope for the realization of Bangla’s rights “..
The prime minister stated that the fundamental goal of this world-renowned leader’s long political career, which included a sharp memory and foresight, was to free the Bengali country from the shackles of oppression.
Sheikh Hasina added that the great Bangalee of the thousand years led the effort to restore the dignity of the Bangla language and that Rashtrabhasha Sangram Parishad was founded in 1948 on his recommendation, in collaboration with Bangladesh Chhatra League, Tamaddun Majlish, and other student organizations.
Bangabandhu was arrested on March 11, 1948, while on strike to press for the recognition of Bangla as the state language, and was imprisoned multiple times between 1948 and 1952, according to the premier, adding that he led the Language Movement from both inside and outside the jail.
Bangabandhu provided orders from jail during the final student uprising on February 21, 1952, according to Sheikh Hasina.
In continuation of the Language Movement, the premier stated that the undisputed leadership of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman led the Jukto-Front (United Front) election in 1954, the movement against Ayub Khan’s military rule in 1958, the Education Movement in 1962, the Six-Point Movement in 1966, the movement against the Agartala Conspiracy Case in 1968, the Mass Upsurge in 1969, the General Elections in 1970, and the War.