None would be spared if found involved in graft, terrorism:
None would be spared if found involved in graft, terrorism: PM
Rtv online desk
| 23 Nov 2019, 00:00 | Update : 23 Nov 2019, 17:48
Calling upon the youths, particularly the Jubo League leaders and activists, to follow the ideals of Bangabandhu, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today reiterated that the ongoing drives against terrorism, corruption and drugs would be continued.
“We have been working hard round-the-clock for the welfare of the people… if anyone is found involved with terrorism, militancy, drugs and corruption, he or she wouldn’t be spared. I will show no sympathy for them,” she said while opening the 7th national congress of Bangladesh Awami Jubo League at the historic Suhrawardi Udyan in the capital on Saturday.
Sheikh Hasina called upon the youths to engage themselves in building the country being imbued with the mentality of patriotism and sacrifice. It is vital to utilize the merit, power and creativity of the youth for building anything, she opined.
The premier urged the youths to stay away from terrorism, militancy, narcotics, and corruption, saying, “One can be rich through corruption, but don’t get honor as well as love and affection from anyone.”
In order to become a leader, one should stick to ideals alongside having the mentality to do politics for the welfare of the people and the country without thinking much for personal gain, she said.
The premier asked the leaders and activists of the Jubo League to follow the ideology of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to be a politician.
“Read attentively two books – “Oshomapto Attojiboni” (Unfinished Memoirs) and “Karagarer Rojnamcha” (Diary in Jail) – written by the Father of the Nation and “Secret Documents of Intelligence Branch on Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman” to know how Bangabandhu sacrificed his life for the welfare of the people keeping him above greed and lust,” she advised the Jubo League leaders.
Referring to the contribution of Juba League in all the democratic movements, the premier said, “This Jubo League will have to be developed in such a way so that it would not earn any bad name, rather can move on with ideology and can work for the welfare of the country.”
Earlier, Sheikh Hasina, also the president of the ruling Awami League, inaugurated the triennial national council of Bangladesh Awami Jubo League, by hoisting the national flag and releasing pigeons and balloons at the venue at 11:00 in the morning.
Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, Awami Jubo League Council Convening Committee Chairman Choyon Islam and its presidium member Mojibur Rahman Chowdhury also spoke on the occasion.
Jubo League presidium member Advocate Belal Hossain read out a condolence motion and General Secretary M Harunur Rashid placed the report of the general secretary at the function.
A minute’s silence was observed as a mark of profound respect to the memory of the martyrs of all democratic movements and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibu Rahman and the four national leaders.
Over 28,000 councilors from 77 organizing districts across the country are taking part in the triennial national congress of the Jubo League.
They will elect their new leaders at the council session at Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) auditorium in the capital in the afternoon.
Shahid Sheikh Fozlul Haque Moni had formed the youth organization Bangladesh Awami Jubo League on November 11 in 1972 at the directive of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.