Publish: 13 Feb 2020, 03:41 pm
PM to Ansar-VDP:
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the members of Bangladesh Ansar and Village Defence Party (VDP) to work with honesty, courage, and integrity to defeat evil forces to ensure public security.
“We hope that you will work with honesty, courage, and sincerity to defeat evil forces for ensuring the public security,” she said at the 40th national rally of Bangladesh Ansar and VDP in Bangladesh Ansar-VDP Academy in Shafipur of Gazipur today.
The premier asked the Ansar and VDP members to contribute to the development of the country as Bangladesh has now acquired the capability to move to keep peace within the world.
Noting that her government has been taking the country forward, she said” “We have created scope for all to work together in it (development of the country). So, you have also many responsibilities here. You can make a massive contribution to the development of the country.”
The prime minister asked the Ansar and VDP, being the largest force in the country, to perform the duties bestowed upon them properly.
“If we all work together, I think the day is not far when Bangladesh will be established as poverty and hunger-free, developed and prosperous country,” she said.
On her arrival at the rally venue, the prime minister was received by Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan and Bangladesh Ansar and VDP Director General Major General Kazi Sharif Kaikobad.
Earlier, the prime minister inspected a parade of Ansar and VDP and received salute.
She handed over eight types of special medals to 143 Ansar and VDP members for their bravery and praiseworthy services.
The medals are Bangladesh Ansar Medal, President's Ansar Medal, Bangladesh VDP Medal, President VDP Medal, Bangladesh Ansar Services Medal, President's Ansar Services Medal, Bangladesh VDP Services Medal and President's VDP Services Medal.
The premier also handed over the posthumous medal to the wife of late Golam Mostafa.
The prime minister later witnessed a colorful cultural program performed by Ansar and VDP members.