Bangladesh Awami League president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday iterated her firm determination to take Bangladesh to its desired goal, saying that she doesn't care about any conspiracies to this end, reports BSS.
"I have been observing the conspiracies from my childhood ... I don't care it. I believe that as long as the almighty Allah, the people and the blessings of my parents remain with me, we could reach our desired goal," she said.
Hasina said this when leaders of Bangladesh Awami League and its associate bodies came to Ganabhaban, the official residence of the PM, this morning to greet her on the occasion of Sheikh Hasina's 37th homecoming day.
On this day in 1981, Sheikh Hasina returned home after six years in exile following the brutal assassination of the architect of independent Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members on 15 August in 1975.
Sheikh Hasina and her younger sister Sheikh Rehana escaped the carnage as they were in Germany at that time.
Earlier, the leaders of Bangladesh Awami League and its associate bodies greeted the prime minister by presenting bouquets and chanting slogans on the occasion of the Homecoming Day.
The prime minister said all have the responsibility for letting know the real history of the country to the people and putting Bangladesh on a dignified position in the world.
Quoting Bangabandhu, Sheikh Hasina said the beggar's nation has no dignity. "We would stand our own feet and move with own dignity and raising head on the world stage ... it's our aim," she said.
The prime minister said Bangladesh is now a role model of development at the international level. "Bangladesh was once recognised as a beggar's country but we have been shifted from that position by making stunning socio- economic development and we've to keep up it," she said.
Recalling her Homecoming Day on 17 May in 1981, Sheikh Hasina said she returned home on a rainy and stormy day when thousands of people braving the inclement weather assembled at the airport to welcome her.
"When I returned home I didn't have any asset except the courage and inspiration of the Awami League leaders and workers," she said.
"When I returned home, there was a flood of millions of people and there was love for me. But my most beloved persons whose love I expected most were not there," she said referring to the killing of Bangabandhu and others who were assassinated on the fateful night of 15 August.