Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said, "On the founding anniversary of the Awami League, we are taking oath that we would build Bangladesh as a 'Sonar Bangla' free from poverty and hunger. We would materialize the dream of the Father of the Nation."
The premier came up with the statements during budget session in the parliament on Tuesday (June 23).
Regarding Bangabandhu’s captivity in the jail of Pakistan, the prime minister with an emotion choked voice said, "Pakistani occupation forces arrested Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman when he proclaimed the Independence of Bangladesh on March 26. But her father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had never shared his immense pains and agony that he endured in the jail of Pakistan during his captivity."
Sheikh Hasina vowed to accomplish the unfinished tasks of the Father of the Nation, saying, “Our only job is to accomplish the unfinished tasks of Bangabandhu to ensure overall development of the country.”
Sheikh Hasina said, "Bangabandhu is no more within the people of country physically but he is in the mind of all Bangalis as his (Bangabandhu’s) desire to reach Bangladesh in a dignified position in the world will be fulfilled."