Describing terrorism and militancy as a global problem, the prime minister said the government has been able to contain the twin demons with iron hands. “Now our fight against the narcotics is underway,” she said.

In this connection, Sheikh Hasina directed the government employees to create mass awareness against these social vices. “You’ll have to face these social vices taking the people of all classes with you,” she said.

Besides, she said, a scope for practising games and ports and culture will have to be created for the youths, juveniles and children so that they do not step into wrong paths.

The prime minister said the public servants will have to be careful in undertaking development projects. “You’ll have to take such schemes which are necessary and the people will get benefit from them,” she added.

Reminding again the government employees that they are servants of the people, Sheikh Hasina said they will have to work with self-confidence and take the country forward with the liberation war spirit.

She also asked them to project true history of the war of independence before the next generations. “The history of liberation war distorted by the military dictators after the assassination of Bangabandhu in 1975,” she said, adding that distorted history creates distorted character.

The premier advised the public servants to create mass awareness about traffic rules, cleanliness, sanitation, environment and proper waste management.

Pointing out that the five-year tenure of her present government will complete this year, she requested them to keep up the trend of the country’s development.

“The next election will be held in December and the trend of uplift is visible before the people … So, it’smy demand to you that the trend of development continues,” she said.