A two-day exhibition on information and news clipping marking the homecoming of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina began on Sunday on the premises of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in Dhanmondi.
AL’s information and research affairs sub-committee arranged the exhibition titled "Sheikh Hasina's Four Decades: Irresistible Progress of Changed Bangladesh".
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader joined the inaugural programme as chief guest virtually while the party’s Advisory Council member Dr Mashiur Rahman presided over the meeting.
On May 17, 1981, Sheikh Hasina returned to the country after a long exile following the 1975 assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members.
Mentioning Sheikh Hasina as a popular political and development leader, Quader said the nation has come to know the true history of the Liberation War thanks to her.
He said the verdicts in Bangabandhu's murder case and war crimes trials have been executed because of Sheikh Hasina.
Quader noted that there had been peaceful resolution of border and enclave issues and the maritime dispute thanks to the Prime Minister. He said Bangladesh got the fair share of Ganges water thanks to her and hoped that other outstanding issues would also be resolved.
The Awami League leader said the construction of Padma Bridge with domestic funds is almost complete only because Sheikh Hasina returned home. Besides, works of other mega projects, especially Metrorail and Bangabandhu Tunnel, are ongoing.
Quader said Bangladesh has become a member of the exclusive club of satellite-owning countries led by Bangabandhu's daughter Hasina.
He said Bangladesh today is moving ahead of Pakistan in all socio-economic indicators except nuclear bomb under her leadership.
Quader termed the prime minister as the most successful, brave and humane statesman in post-75 Bangladesh and said Sheikh Hasina is the name of the most successful diplomat.
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He said Sheikh Hasina has been able to keep the country at a stable level even during the coronavirus pandemic keeping in mind the life and livelihood of the people.
The Awami League leader said that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has turned Bangladesh into a food-surplus country.
Organising Secretary Afzal Hossain, Information and Research Affairs Secretary Dr Selim Mahmud, Office Secretary Barrister Biplob Barua and other leaders of the Awami League's Information and Research Subcommittee were also present at Dhanmondi No. 32.
On the other hand, Dhaka City North unit of the party will arrange a discussion at 23 Bangabandhu Avenue at 11am on May 17 while its Dhaka City South unit will arrange a doa mahfil and discussion at Mahanagar Natyamancha at 3pm on that day marking the homecoming day.