Govt. steps made Eid journey hazardless: PM


DHAKA, Aug 22, 2018 (BSS) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said her
government has taken all necessary measures so that people can travel to
their village home to celebrate holy Eid-ul-Azha with their kith and kin.

The prime minister said this while addressing the visitors came to greet
her at Ganobhban here on the occasion of holy Eid-ul-Azha’

“We have tried to put in place a better communication and law and order
system so that people can go to their village home to celebrate the Eid with
their kith and kin and come back to Dhaka without any hazard,” she said.

The prime minister thanked the law enforcing agencies for their constant
stride to maintain law and order so that people can celebrate the holy
occasion in a peaceful atmosphere.

Urging her party leaders and workers to remain ready to make great
sacrifice for great achievement, the prime minister said Eid-ul Azha teaches
us to learn how to make sacrifice.

“Great sacrifice is needed for getting anything great,” she quoted
Bangabandhu saying “I always think that the observation of Bangabandhu is

Sheikh Hasina said the holy Eid-ul-Azha has come in this painful month
of August this year, which carries the memories of many great sacrifices
including Bangabandhu’s martyrdom.

In this month, she said, we have lost our many leaders and workers
including Ivy Rahman in the heinous in grenade attack on August 21, 2004.

“We, only the two sisters survived in 1975 carnage, are trying to
fulfill the dream of the Father of the Nation. So you please pray for us, our
children to the almighty,” she said.

Sheikh Hasina said we are trying to work for the people of Bangladesh so
that they can get a better and decent life and every people have access to
food, shelter, education and healthcare.

“Even bearing a great pain we are trying our best to build a better
Bangladesh where people will be able to live in peace and prosperity,” she

“Our duty is to serve the people as Father of the Nation always dreamt
of building a happy and prosperous Bangladesh,” she said requesting the
people to pray on this holy day for the Father of the Nation and other family

The gate of the Ganobhaban opened for visitors at 9.30 am when people
from all walks of life started coming after their Eid prayers. Prime Minister
herself went to the visitor along different rows and exchanged greetings with
them. On the occasion the big lawn of Ganobhaban was tastefully decorated.

At the beginning, senior Awami League leaders and cabinet members
greeted the Prime Minister by presenting her with bouquets.

Leaders of different political parties, parliament members, freedom
fighters, leaders of associate bodies of Awami League, different professional
and trade bodies as well as a cross section of people including beggars and
destitute exchanged Eid greetings with the Prime Minister.

Like previous years, some of the visitors took the programme as an
opportunity to draw attention of the top executive of the country to their
woes and sufferings and sought her intervention and support to resolve those

A desk was opened in the Ganobhaban premises to receive the applications
of the masses. The prime minister assured them of taking necessary steps
after the scrutiny of their applications. Later, the Prime Minister exchanged
Eid greetings with judges of the Supreme Court, senior civil and military
officials and envoys of different friendly countries at a separate programme
on Ganobhaban lawn.

Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, Speaker Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury,
PM’s sister Sheikh Rehana and other family members, chiefs of different
services, senior party leaders, and officials of the Prime Minister’s Office
(PMO) were present.