Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has crossed 74 years of crisis, ups and downs. Today is his 85th birthday. Sheikh Hasina, the eldest son of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa, the great architects of independent Bangladesh. He has been the President of Bangladesh Awami League for four decades. Under his leadership, the Awami League came to power again in 1996 after a long 21 years.
Bangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh Hasina is now serving as the Prime Minister of Bangladesh for the fourth time. He has been the Prime Minister for three consecutive terms since 2009. There is no such record in the history of the country. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is currently in the United States to attend the 7th session of the UN General Assembly. In his absence, various political, social and cultural organizations including Awami League are celebrating the day in a festive atmosphere.
The Awami League has organized a discussion meeting at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center at 10:00 am on Tuesday as part of the central program on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s birthday. Doa and milad mahfil will be held in all mosques of the country including Baitul Mukarram National Mosque after Johar today. Besides, special prayers will be held in various Buddhist monasteries and churches including Dhakeswari National Temple today. Central leaders of Awami League will be present in these events.
Under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh has achieved significant success in the areas of economic growth, food self-reliance, women’s empowerment, agriculture, education, health, rural infrastructure, communications, energy and power, trade, and information technology. He has freed the nation from stigma by executing Bangabandhu’s self-confessed murderers and war criminals. During his time, he achieved success in many areas of national life, including the Hill Tracts Agreement, the Ganges Water Treaty with India, the solution of the enclave problem, and the recognition of Ekushey February as International Mother Language Day.