POST TIME: 1 September, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Uphold ideology of Bangabandhu
PM asks BCL as she returns from Nepal

Uphold ideology of Bangabandhu

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked the leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) to do politics upholding the ideology of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, reports UNB. "You'll have to do politics with the ideology of the Father of the Nation. Because, Chhatra League is an organisation which was established in the hands of the Father of the Nation," she said while addressing a discussion at her official residence Ganobhaban in the city. BCL, the student wing of ruling Awami League, arranged the programme marking the National Mourning Day. Noting that BCL has made sacrifice in every achievement of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, also the AL president, asked the BCL men to work for people's wellbeing. Terming education the 'biggest asset' of a person, she directed every leader and activist of BCL to acquire knowledge first. "With this knowledge, you'll have to do politics following the ideology shown by the Father of the Nation," she added. BCL President Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon presided over the discussion conducted by its General Secretary Golam Rabbani.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home yesterday afternoon from Kathmandu warping up her two-day official visit to Nepal to attend the 4th summit of the Bay of Bengal

Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (Bimstec), reports UNB. A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 2:35pm (BST). Earlier, the flight took off from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu at 1:15pm (local time).

Nepalese Deputy Prime Minister Ishwor Pokharel and Bangladesh Ambassador in Kathmandu Mashfee Binte Shams saw her off at the airport.

Earlier in the day, Sheikh Hasina attended the Bimstec retreat and closing session.

On Thursday morning, the Prime Minister went to Kathmandu and addressed the opening session of the two-day Bimstec summit on the same day.

Bimstec having seven Member States — Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand — came into being on June 6, 1997 through the Bangkok Declaration.

During her stay in Kathmandu, Sheikh Hasina held meetings with her Indian and Nepalese counterparts Narendra Modi and KP Sharma Oli. She also had meetings with Nepalese President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Bhutan’s Chief Adviser or interim government chief Dasho Tshering Wangchuk there.